School: Baile an Daingin (C.) (roll number 4828)

Ballindine, Co. Mayo
Máire de Staic
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0096, Page 653

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    lighted They used put twelve names on the twelve rushes and whichever rush was the first to die out, that would be the first person to die.
    Mrs. Derivan Ballindine
    Age 50 yrs.
    Pupils name Maura Waldion
    On Christmas night they put a candle in every window as the Blessed Virgin is supposed to travel around on that night and the candles show her light.
    Mrs. Mc Manus, Cloonmore, Ballinde
    Age 53 yrs
    Pupils name - Brigid McManus
    If the flood rises on Christmas Night the Christmas and early spring will be wet.
    Mrs. Joyce Ballyglass, Scandawne
    Age 48 yrs
    Pupils name - May Joyce
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.