Festival Customs

Athenry, Co. Galway

On St Martins Eve, the people kill a cock and spill some of the blood in a corner of the house in honour of St Martin.
Long ago on Novembers night the primeboys used to go around and bang cabbage stalks at the doors where young people lived that were not married.

Collector: Mary Caulfield, Presentation Convent

Informant: Mr Caulfield

Place: Athenry, Co. Galway

Footnote: Duchas, http://www.duchas.ie

This page was added on 16/05/2017.

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