Posted by Brian Hoban on December 01, 2007 at 12:23:59:
In Reply to: re: re: re: memories of christmas in castlebar. posted by gt on November 30, 2007 at 22:06:32:
Margadh Mor was the traditional market held in Castlebar on the last saturday before Christmas.
People from outlying areas would come to town on that day & sell tyrkeys etc. and also do their major shopping for the festive season.
Jack the Bladder was a character that would goaround the town on St. Stephen's Day with the bladder of a cow attached to a stick. the children would come up to him & call him "Jack the Bladder." He would then give them chase.
The tradition is connected to the mummers and waits custom-originally old English customs .
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