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BIDDY BOYS 1970S IRELAND

Biddy Boys in Killorglin celebrating the Celtic Saint Brigit or Brig, who was a goddess of pre-Christian Ireland. February 2nd is her Saints Day. Biddy Boys wear disguise going from house to house, playing music, dancing, singing and collecting alms. Large elaborate straw headdress' are worn by some. The celebration last for several days. Killorglin, County Kerry, Eire, Southern Ireland circa 2nd February 1972.
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BIDDY BOYS EIRE SOUTHERN IRELAND
Biddy Boys in Killorglin celebrating the Celtic Saint Brigit or Brig, who was a goddess of pre-Christian Ireland. February 2nd is her Saints Day. Biddy Boys wear disguise going from house to house, playing music, dancing, singing and collecting alms. Large elaborate straw headdress' are worn by some. The celebration last for several days. Killorglin, County Kerry, Eire, Southern Ireland circa 2nd February 1972.

Filename: BIDDY BOYS DOLL TRADITIONAL CONICAL STRAW HATS PRIVATE HOME FEBRUARY IRISH RURAL LIFE 1970S IRELAND 10 .jpg
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From gallery: BIDDY BOYS 1970S IRELAND
Source: Homer Sykes
Date: 13 May 2011
Location: KILLORGLIN CO KERRY IRELAND
Credit: HOMER SYKES
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Keywords:
  • Biddy Boys
  • Killorglin
  • Kerry
  • Saints Day
  • St Bridgid
  • ST BRIDGET’S
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  • Folk custom
  • Folklore
  • rural
  • IRELAND
  • EIRE
  • IRISH
  • ARCHIVE STOCK
  • 1970S
  • 70S
  • TRAVEL STOCK
  • ANNUAL EVENT
  • FEBRUARY
  • NO SPECTATORS
  • DISGUISE
  • MASK
  • BIDDY DOLL
  • TRADITIONAL
  • STRAW CONICAL
  • HAT
  • Southern Ireland
  • mummers
  • mumming
  • 1972

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