‘Gather far, gather near, gather all the milk and butter here!’ Some May Day Traditions from Ireland

In Cork, on May morning before sunrise, a person went out and brought back a branch of hazel, holly and mountain ash and returned to the house singing the above verse to ‘bring in the summer’. In Ireland, as in many parts of Western Europe, May marked the beginning of summer…

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