People used to watch a cow that they knew gave good milk for butter. On May Eve, they would take a pinch of clay from the track made by the cow hoof.
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