Two Dangerous Nights!
By Christina Cassidy
‘There was a great fear of the eve of May Day. It was felt that evil spirits and fairies were about and that you would have to protect yourself. People would go around shaking holy water. They would be genuinely afraid. May Eve and November Eve were regarded as two dangerous nights.’* *As recounted to Loughrea History Project interviewers by a local elderly interviewee for our 2003 publication ‘The District of Loughrea – Volume II Folklore 1860-1960’. Edited by Joseph Forde, Christina Cassidy, Paul Manzor, David Ryan.
When did this happen?
Where did this happen?
District of Loughrea, Co. Galway.