School: Crannach, Inis

Cranny, Co. Clare
Mícheál Ó Maolchaoin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0603, Page 076

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0603, Page 076

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    An apple is also put into a pan of water and then one is led blindfolded up to it, with the hands tied behind the back. One then tries to grab the apple with the mouth and if successful receives the apple. A lot of nuts and apples are eaten on that night.
    Christmas Day: On that day a goose is killed in every house as a custom.
    Christmas night is kept on the 24th: of December.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
  2. The Wren, The Wren, the King of all birds.
    St Stephen's Day was caught in the furze.
    Up with the kettle and down with the pan.
    Give me my answer and let me be on.
    The Wren is dry and so am I.
    A penny or two to make me fly.
    From bush to bush: from tree to tree.
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    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. agents (~1)
      1. animal-lore (~1,185)
        1. bird-lore (~2,478)
          1. wrens (~39)
    James Doyle
    Six Cross Roads, Co. Clare