May Bush

Corrageen, Rathnure, Enniscorthy, Co.Wexford

About this custom

A small number of house’s in the area put up the May Bush on, May eve, commonly decorated with Easter egg wrappers, ribbons and primroses. One farmer always placed the May Bush in a dung hep in his yard he has now passed on, I am unaware of the full story as to why we do it, have read others but it is a tradition passed down by my Grandmother. All I know is it must be made on May eve and put up that night. It is always decorated with primroses.

When does this take place?

Every May Eve

Where does this take place?

Corrageen, Rathnure, Enniscorthy, Co.Wexford

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