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. Three young Biddy Boys wearing the traditional headdress, and carrying a child's doll dressed as a Biddy. One boy has a Penny Whistle that he will play. They are walking from one country cottage to another. Killorglin, County Kerry, Eire, Southern Ireland circa 2nd February 1972.
Biddy Boys 1970s. Killorglin Co Kerry 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. Three young Biddy Boys wearing the traditional headdress, and carrying a child's doll dressed as a Biddy. One boy has a Penny Whistle that he will play. They are walking from one country cottage to another. Killorglin, County Kerry, Eire, Southern Ireland circa 2nd February 1972.

Filename: CHILDREN KIDS 1970S CHILDHOOD RURAL WEST COAST IRELAND EIRE TAKING PART COUNTRY CUSTOMS BIDDY BOYS 15 .jpg
Source: Homer Sykes
Date: 13 May 2011
Location: KILLORGLIN CO KERRY IRELAND
Credit: HOMER SYKES
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