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. Two young Biddy Boys - brother and sister, wearing the traditional headdress, and carrying a child's doll dressed as a Biddy. The older girl  has an accordion. 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. Two young Biddy Boys - brother and sister, wearing the traditional headdress, and carrying a child's doll dressed as a Biddy. The older girl has an accordion. They are walking from one country cottage to another. Killorglin, County Kerry, Eire, Southern Ireland circa 2nd February 1972.

Filename: BIDDY BOYS CHILDREN RURAL CO KERRY 1970S IRELAND FOLKLORE COUNTRY CUSTOM 11 .jpg
Source: Homer Sykes
Date: 13 May 2011
Location: KILLORGLIN CO KERRY IRELAND
Credit: HOMER SYKES
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