School: Crannach, Inis

Cranny, Co. Clare
Mícheál Ó Maolchaoin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0603, Page 073

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  1. St Brigid's Day: On that day people hang up cardboard or timber crosses in honour of St Brigid so that she would bless the house for that year.
    St Patrick's Day: When St Patrick first came to Ireland, He tried to make the Irish understand there were three persons in one God. He picked up a shamrock from the ground and showed them there were three leaves in one stem. For that reason we wear a shamrock on St Patricks Day.
    Shrove Tuesday night is called "pancake night" which means a pancake is made and a ring is put into it. It is believed who ever gets the ring will be married the first.
    Lent: During that period the women used drink black tea as penance and the men used put their pipes in the chimney-corner.
    Chalk Sunday: On that day the chil-
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