School: Scoil Sheosaimh Ntha (Cailíní)

Location:
Glennamaddy, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Úna, Bean Uí Threasaigh

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Customs regarding Milk

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0017, Page 202

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1 It is not right to share milk on May Day or November's Day.
2 The man of the house should not be let out with his pipe lit and the churning being made for there would be not be any butter in the milk
3 It is not right to give out butter milk of the first churning after the cow has calved
4 Nobody should go into a house and the people churning without helping for they would take the butter
5 Nobody should pass the stable door and a person filing without saying god bless the work because the butter would go.
6 People bless the cow with a coal, after calving so nobody could take away the milk.
7 Other people tie a red string tp her tail
8 When the churn is finished it is right to bless it.
9 The cream that is gathered for churned if a person dies in the house

Collector
Kathleen Costello
Gender
female
Informant
Catherine Costello
Gender
female
Address
Scotland, Co. Galway
Language
English