On St Martin’s eve, a cock is killed or else a goose if, there is no cock. When the cock or whatever it may be is killed, the blood is sprinkled on the four corners of the out houses and on the threshold of the dwelling house. So, that there may be good luck for the rest of the year.
Collector: Eilish Reilly, Clonfert, Co. Galway
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