School: Sraith (roll number 16623)

Location:
An tSraith, Co. na Gaillimhe
Teacher:
Séamus E. Ó Dubhghaill
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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0050, Page 0185

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    and nearly all knitted from home wool also. You would get home socks knitted from home spun thread also. There are four spinning wheels around this district yet, and they are used for spinning woll'
    Marie Porter.
    St Martin's Day
    St Martin's day is on the 11th November. Every mill stops work until twelve o'clock on St Martins Day because St Martin was killed in a mill. In every house some fowl is killed and its blood is dashed on the doors of the out houses, and it is killed in the middle of the house. It was the custom long ago to wear high hard black hats. On St Martins day they killed a goose and keep the liver, it would cure some dicease.
    Kathleen Abberton
    It was said that the Wille Wagtail showed the jews where Our Lord was. It was the robins that picked the thorns out of Our Lords head.
    Mary Kemple.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
  2. St. Martin day is on the 11th November. Every mill stops work until twelve o'clock on St. Martins Day because St. Martin was killed in a mill. In every house some fowl is killed and its blood is dashed on the door's of the out houses, and it is killed in the middle of the house. It was the custom long ago to wear high hard black hats. On St. Martins day they killed a goose and keep the liver, it would cure some dicease.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.