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”.
Informant: Thomas Brennan, Knockmascahill, Co. Galway
Place: Gortnadeeve West, Co. Galway
Footnote: Duchas, ‘The Schools’ Collection’, www.duchas.ie
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