School: Baile an Daingin (C.) (roll number 4828)

Ballindine, Co. Mayo
Máire de Staic

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0096, Page 644

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Some women used get a twig of mountain ash and put it under the churn on May Day and so get all the butter from her neighbours churn, on condition that she said she wanted the butter from her neighbours churn while making her own.

Cow-slips were hung on the door that day to bring good luck for the year. It was unlucky to get married on May Day and unlucky for a baby to be born on that day.