Conchúr is a research editor based in Fiontar & Scoil na Gaeilge, Dublin City University, and works primarily on the Dú 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