Eve of May Day and May Day

By Mary Lavelle

Mary Lavelle sitting on the right with, from L to R Mary Waters and Breege Walsh

My memory

Collecting buttercup flowers on the eve of May Day and placing them at neighbours’ doors for good luck. On May Day – not putting on the fire first as people who saw the smoke would take away that persons luck for the year. Making an altar to Our Lady for the month of May.

When did this happen?

Mid 1960’s

Where did this happen?

Castlebar

 

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