to bring luck. In certain farm houses people hang up the palm they get in the chapel on Palm Sunday. When people have finished milking they dip their finger in the milk and make the sign of the cross on the cow with the milk.
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Racehorses and hunters were reared in several placed round here up to some years ago at Leahy's of Stackallen, Slane Castle and Castle park, Sullivans of Killbarry and Collins-Gerrard of Gibstown. This industry has nearly died out but Sullivan's of Kilbarry rear them still.