School: Tobar Ruadh

Location:
An Tobar Rua, Co. na Gaillimhe
Teacher:
Séamus Ó Cinnéide
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  1. Long ago the people had a lot of superstitions about May day. They believed that May day was the best day for catching the liopracaun. The liopracaún is a small man about a foot in height. He has a purse of gold and if any one could get it he would be rich for ever.
    The people also believed that if they gave away milk on May day, that the one who would get it would bring all the butter with him. Every May morning people used to travel the fields stealing the milk from the cows so that they would have plenty of butter for their own use and to sell at the markets and country shops and their neighbours used to buy it from them also.
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    Topics
    1. ócáidí
      1. ócáidí (de réir trátha bliana) (~11,476)
        1. Bealtaine (~639)
    Language
    English
    Collector
    Joe Roche
    Gender
    Male
    Address
    Cluain Barr, Co. na Gaillimhe
    Informant
    John Moran
    Gender
    Male
    Age
    76
    Address
    Cluain Barr, Co. na Gaillimhe