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'The tradition is very much on the wane now but in some few localities Wrenboys still go out in Ireland on St. Stephens Day (English Boxing Day). The central theme of the wrenboy visit is the wren, an effigy of which is carried about in a holly branch or in a box or cage. Previously it was hunted and killed prior to St. Stepen's Day and a matter of honour for groups to have a real bird. '

http://www.sligoheritage.com/archwrenboys.htm

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