School: Scoil na mBráthar, Portlaoighse

Location:
Port Laoise, Co. Laois
Teacher:
Br. Frampton

Filter stories

Back
/ 356 Forward
Resolution: Low | High
(no title)

Archival Reference

The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0834, Page 290

Image and data © National Folklore Collection, UCD. See copyright details »

On this page

(no title)

Certain people were supposed to possess a certain spell that if they would milked your cow on the 1st of May they would take all your milk for the year.

Certain people were supposed to possess a certain spell that if they would milked your cow on the 1st of May they would take all your milk for the year. To outwit those people it was thought that if a red string was tied to the cows tail before May morning came their spell would not work Whilst churning was on no one was allowed to bring fire outside the door. Any one who went into a house which was not his own while churning was going on he was

(continues on next page)
Collector
Donald O' Sullivan
Gender
male
Address
Kilminchy, Co. Laois
Informant
Mr P.J. Sullivan
Gender
male
Address
Kilminchy, Co. Laois
Language
English