On St. Bridget’s Day, it is the custom to get a few ears of corn and plait them. They are shaped in the form of a cross and to which a potato with an eye is attached. This cross is then hung on the wall, and when the farmer is sowing his crops this potato and the grains of oats will be the first he will sow.
Collector: Mary Clarke
Place: Killagh More, Co. Galway
Tags: Bridget, feat, festival, customs, corn, potato, farmer
Footnote: Duchas, http://www.duchas.ie