The stories told on these pages are from  a collection of folklore compiled by schoolchildren in Ireland in the 1930s. 
The children recorded (over&nbsp740,000 handwritten pages) of this material from their parents, grandparents and neighbours.

These are their stories in their own words.

Easter – Easter Morning

SCHOOL: Sheanmore | ADDRESS: Sheeanmore, Co. Mayo

Proud Irish Heritage- Easter Sunday customs.
Jesus Rises From The Dead – Easter Sunday

Next Sunday will be Easter Sunday. Easter comes in honour of the resurrection of Our Lord.

Easter will be very nice this time for the weather is fine.

The day before Easter Sunday will be Holy Saturday.

The sun dances on Easter morn.

Easter Sunday is celebrated in honour of the resurrection of Our Lord.

Good Friday will come before Holy Saturday.

Will soon have holidays now.

Lent is over now since Friday. There used be devotions every evening in Lent. Easter lasts a fortnight.

There is a lot of customs on Easter morning. On Easter Sunday Our Lord arose from the dead. Easter is the nicest Season of the year.

A lot of people used see the sun dancing on Easter morning. The birds are to be heard singing on the trees in this fine weather.

Everyone used be looking for two eggs on Easter Sunday morning.


The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0131C, Page 08_007” by Dúchas © National Folklore Collection, UCD is licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0

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