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Fingle Mummers, County Dublin © Gráinne Quinlan

Strawboys photography by Gráinne Quinlan

Galway market 1895

A wonderful photo of a Galway market scene at Spanish Arch, from MERRY…

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Straw Craft Ireland made these straw boy outfits for a german mummers group. These costumes are definitely the pinnacle of Irish straw craft.  In Ireland, these costumes were popular on St Stephens Day, with the Wren boys.

Straw Craft Ireland made these straw boy outfits for a german mummers group. These costumes are definitely the pinnacle of Irish straw craft. In Ireland, these costumes were popular on St Stephens Day, with the Wren boys.

History of Irish Christmas traditions: Lighting candles and hunting the wren

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