Posted by JDP on December 19, 2000 at 09:35:24:
In Reply to: Christmas Traditions posted by Magnolia Mary on December 19, 2000 at 02:39:08:
The tradition of The Waites is still being carried on in Castlebar during the run up to Christmas. The present duo comprises Stephen Guthrie (Butsy) and Joe Geraghty. Stephen has a magnificent voice and Fr. Shannon always engaged him for the Easter readings.
Unaware of this tradition of an early morning local weather report for each household, a recently arrived family to our road in the early sixties called the Guards at 3.00am to deal with the "racket" (brought to us at the time by Dessie Dunne?/ Ainsworth? and ?
Anyone know when this tradition started and if it is carried on in other towns?
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