St. Martin’s Day is celebrated about here on the 8th of Nov. On that day, a fowl is killed and its blood spilled on the four corners of the house. On St. Martin’s Day, all corn mills are closed because St. Martin was ground in a corn mill.
Collector: John Conlon, Ballinlass, Co. Galway
Place: Windfield, Co. Galway
Footnote: Duchas, http://www.duchas.ie