Customs in May

Dunmore, Co. Galway

People used not churn on May Eve and they do not like to sell milk on May Day. If a neighbour has no milk due to the arrival of a calf, the neighbours gives this person sufficient milk on May Eve to sustain them until the following day to avoid giving it away on May Day.

Collector: Eibhlín Ní Ailledéa, Dunmore, Co. Galway

Informant: John Robinson, Killimor, Co. Galway

Place: Dunmore, Co. Galway

Footnote: Duchas, ‘The Schools’ Collection’,

This page was added on 29/04/2017.

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