School: Na Creaga

Location:
Creggs, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Liam Ó Breandáin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0015, Page 271

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In olden times if a calf died of black-leg, the old people believed if they cut off the calfs leg at the knee, and put it behind the rafter that no more cattle would die of black-leg. Before they would leg. Before they would (leg) let out a cow after calving they would tie a red ribbon on her tail for fear of the fairies would bring her.

Collector
Mick Delaney
Gender
male
Address
Creggs, Co. Galway
Informant
Thomas Delaney
Gender
male
Address
Creggs, Co. Galway
Language
English