School: Cill a' Lachtáin

Location:
Cill Alachtáin, Co. na Gaillimhe
Teacher:
Seosamh Ó hAllmhuráin
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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0028, Page 0312

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0028, Page 0312

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  3. XML “St John”
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    falls on the 23 of June. On St. John's night the people of the district gather together at the nearest crossroads. Who-ever is the nearest to the cross roads brings a load of turf and puts down the bone-fire. The people spend a few hours singing and dancing and playing music When the bone-fire is near burned people take a coal of fire and they throw it on the crops so that they would be successful throughout the following year.
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