School: Baile an Daingin (B) (roll number 1676)

Location:
Ballindine, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Séamus P. Ó Gríobhtha

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0096, Page 676

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they used join hands and go round the fire in a ring. Some old people used to have a bone two night. The second night they used have two melodeons and the girls and lads used dance. They used to say the rosary to honor Saint John before they would go home.

There are many old sayings about May day. In olden times the people used to have the house very neat and tidy because on that night the fairies used to go from house to house dancing and playing music. I twas not right to milk cows on that day.
There was once an old woman and she milked all her neighbour's cows on May day and when her neighbours went to milk their cows.

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Collector
James Rhatigan
Gender
male
Address
Carrownurlaur, Co. Galway
Informant
Pat Flynn
Gender
male
Age
63
Address
Carrownurlaur, Co. Galway
Language
English