Old Customs About Farm Animals

Lickerrig, Co. Galway

A red rag is often tied around the cow’s tail so that the fairies will not take away the milk or butter. Some people as keep cows in the May Eve for the same reason. Cows are given an extra good bed of straw on Christmas night.

Collector: Unknown

Informant: Unknown

Place: Lickerrig, Co. Galway

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

This page was added on 27/04/2017.

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