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Conchúr is a research editor based in Fiontar & Scoil na Gaeilge, Dublin City University, and works primarily on the Dúchas.ie project to digitize the National Folklore Collection, University College Dublin.

In Cork, on May morning before sunrise, a person went out and brought back a branch of hazel, holly and

St Patrick’s Day, 17th March, is a key fixture in the Irish calendar, and indeed in many other places throughout