Feast Day Customs

Dunmore, Co. Galway

The night of Shrove Tuesday is called pancake night. Even in the humblest of homes, there is a little feast and pancakes are eaten. On Easter Sunday, it is the custom that everyone in the family eats 2 eggs, and more if they are able.

Collector: Eibhlín Ní Ailledéa, Dunmore, Co. Galway

Informant: John Robinson, Killimor, Co. Galway

Place: Dunmore, Co. Galway

Footnote: Duchas, ‘The Schools’ Collection’, www.duchas.ie


On November’s night, a cake in which a ring is put, is cut and the person who gets the ring is the first to be married. November’s goose is killed on the 1st November – it is usually the best goose in the flock.

Collector: Eibhlín Ní Ailledéa, Dunmore, Co. Galway

Informant: John Robinson, Killimor, Co. Galway

Place: Dunmore, Co. Galway

Footnote: Duchas, ‘The Schools’ Collection’, www.duchas.ie


On St. Martin’s Day (11th November) people kill cocks and millers stop their mills for the day and sprinkle the blood of the fowl on the querns mill stones)

Collector: Eibhlín Ní Ailledéa, Dunmore, Co. Galway

Informant: John Robinson, Killimor, Co. Galway

Place: Dunmore, Co. Galway

Footnote: Duchas, ‘The Schools’ Collection’, www.duchas.ie


 

This page was added on 29/04/2017.

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