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

Location:
Ballindine, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Máire de Staic

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May Day Customs VII

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0096, Page 645

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When the cow was milked a cross was made on her back and side so that the cow would have plenty of milk for the year. On May Day long ago the dead used come back and visit their friends. A man in this parish died and on May Day he visited his brother in England as he had promised to do so before he died.

Collector
Kathleen Hynes
Gender
female
Address
Lugalisheen South, Co. Mayo
Informant
Mrs Devane
Gender
female
Age
50
Address
Irishtown, Co. Mayo
Language
English