This was a custom in Ireland long ago, on Christmas Day.


Story collected by Betty Donovan, a student at Cill Gharbh, Clanna Caoilte school (Kilgarriff, Co. Cork) from informant Mrs Donovan.

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Dubhlinn (C.), Inis


A collection of folklore and local history stories from Dubhlinn (C.), Inis (school) (Doolin, Co. Clare), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Bríd Ní Laighin.

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Mágh Glas


A collection of folklore and local history stories from Mágh Glas (school) (Moyglass, Co. Galway), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Séamus Ó Riain.

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Coill Chogaidh


A collection of folklore and local history stories from Coill Chogaidh (school) (Kilcogy, Co. Cavan), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Bean Mhic Mhuiris.

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Kilfenora (C.)


A collection of folklore and local history stories from Kilfenora (C.) (school) (Kilfenora, Co. Clare), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Mrs Conole.

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Gusserane


A collection of folklore and local history stories from Gusserane (school) (Gusserane, Co. Wexford), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Bríghid, Bean Nic Fheorais.

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Grian Airbh (Graine), Urlingford


A collection of folklore and local history stories from Grian Airbh (Graine), Urlingford (school) (Graine, Co. Kilkenny), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Bean Uí Dhubhshláine.

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Gallen


A collection of folklore and local history stories from Gallen (school) (Gallen, Co. Offaly), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher T.R. Goodwin.

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Edenderry (2)


A collection of folklore and local history stories from Edenderry (2) (school) (Edenderry, Co. Offaly), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher R. Mulholland.

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Ballincor


A collection of folklore and local history stories from Ballincor (school) (Ballincor Demesne, Co. Offaly), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Mrs Julia Liffey.

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Cnocán an Teampaill, Ros Gréine


A collection of folklore and local history stories from Cnocán an Teampaill, Ros Gréine (school) (Knockantemple, Co. Tipperary), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Máire, Bean Nic Aodhagáin.

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Oileán Iarthach


A collection of folklore and local history stories from Oileán Iarthach (school) (Illauneeragh West, Co. Galway), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Seán Ó Ceallaigh.

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Ros Muc


A collection of folklore and local history stories from Ros Muc (school) (Rosmuck, Co. Galway), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Stiofán Ó hOisín.

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Leitir Caltha


A collection of folklore and local history stories from Leitir Caltha (school) (Lettercallow, Co. Galway), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Donncha Ó h Iarfhlaithe.

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Sonnagh (cailíní agus buachaillí)


A collection of folklore and local history stories from Sonnagh (cailíní agus buachaillí) (school) (Sonnagh Old, Co. Galway), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Úna Bean Uí Mhuireadhaigh.

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Currach


A collection of folklore and local history stories from Currach (school) (Currylaur, Co. Galway), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher An Bráthair Joachim.

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An Cnoc (Leitir Mór)


A collection of folklore and local history stories from An Cnoc (Leitir Mór) (school) (Knock, Co. Galway), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Bríd Puirséal.

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Mungret (C.)


A collection of folklore and local history stories from Mungret (C.) (school) (Mungret, Co. Limerick), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Bean Mhic Aodhagáin.

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Clonmore, Piltown


A collection of folklore and local history stories from Clonmore, Piltown (school) (Clonmore, Co. Kilkenny), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Bríd Nic Aodhgáin.

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An Eaglais, Ceapach Chuinn


A collection of folklore and local history stories from An Eaglais, Ceapach Chuinn (school) (Aglish, Co. Waterford), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Tomás Ó Leinín.

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Grangegeeth


A collection of folklore and local history stories from Grangegeeth (school) (Grangegeeth, Co. Meath), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Séosaimhín, Bean Uí Dhubhghaill.

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Carraigíní (Carrigans)


A collection of folklore and local history stories from Carraigíní (Carrigans) (school) (Carrigans, Co. Donegal), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Máire E. Ní Stiopháin.

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Cill Chartha


A collection of folklore and local history stories from Cill Chartha (school) (Kilcar, Co. Donegal), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Eighneachan Ó Muireadhaigh.

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Coill-Chéim


A collection of folklore and local history stories from Coill-Chéim (school) (Calhame, Co. Donegal), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Seán Mac Cuinneagáin.

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