May Customs & Traditions

Here you can find out about the many customs and traditions associated with May in an article by Folklife curator, Clodagh Doyle plus a variety of pages written by visitors to Our Irish Heritage.

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Page link: Traditional May Day Customs in Ireland
Traditional May Day Customs in Ireland
By Clodagh Doyle, Curator Irish Folklife Division
Page link: Bealtaine: Mary or Baal
Bealtaine: Mary or Baal
A Bealtaine Custom
Page link: May Day, May Day May Day!
May Day, May Day May Day!
The benefits of a May Day dew facial
Page link: More May Day traditions...
More May Day traditions...
From May bushes to May poles
Page link: May Day
May Day
Some customs and beliefs
Page link: Dysart Rural Men's Group
Dysart Rural Men's Group
Some May Day Customs from South Roscommon