When the Cow Has Calved

Gortnadeeve West, Co. Galway

When the cow has calved, a lighted candle is taken to where the cow is and is raised over her back and under her belly 3 times. The person must also say “In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost”.

Collector: Unknown

Informant: Thomas Brennan, Knockmascahill, Co. Galway

Place: Gortnadeeve West, Co. Galway

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

This page was added on 25/04/2017.

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