01 May

It’s May Day – Men Celebrate, Women Work

Men Celebrate

Women Work


May Day In Ireland
May Day has been celebrated in Ireland since pagan times as the feast of Beltane (Bealtaine).

Traditionally, bonfires were lit to mark the coming of summer and to banish the long nights of winter. Officially Irish May Day holiday is the first Monday in May. Old traditions such as bonfires are no longer widely observed, though the practice still persists in some places across the country. A tradition that still remains is the rule that on May Day men celebrate but women work. Limerick, Clare and many other people in other counties still keep on this tradition.

It is a fine and noble tradition.

The McGlynn


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