School: Droim Caorthainn

Location:
Drumkeeran, Co. Leitrim
Teacher:
Proinnsias Ó Ceallaigh
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  1. Beliefs and Customs in connection with May-day, and other days, throughout the year, in Drumkeeran district
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    In this district, the old people say, that you will have ill-luck throughout the year if you throw out any ashes or sweepings on May-day.
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    On May-eve all the children are sent out to gather prim-roses (known in this district as "May-flowers"). These flowers are scattered all around the dwelling houses and out-houses, and it is believed, that this will keep away all bad luck during that year.
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    Some of the old farmers of this district, sit up all night before May-day to guard the cows. It is believed that if any of the neighbours milk the cows that night, you will have no butter on the milk from that on.
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    Topics
    1. events
      1. events (by time of year) (~11,476)
        1. May (~639)
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    English