May fire and fairies

By Peggy Hickey

My memory

On May Eve there used to be a bonfire in an open green area in the estate where I lived. Before I went out to the bonfire my auntie Bunny would sew some salt in to the hem of my skirt, this was done to protect me from the fairies.

When did this happen?

Around 1937

Where did this happen?

Rosbrien, Limerick

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  • lovely idea to collect the memories of people before these traditions are forgotten.

    By Mary Kavanagh (02/05/2012)

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