SCHOOL: Gníomh go Leith | ADDRESS: Gneevgullia, Co. Kerry
Long ago the people did not put milk in their tea, nor did they use butter or eggs on Good-Friday and if a person died on Holy Thursday he would not be buried until Easter Saturday.
If seeds were planted on Good-Friday they were sure to grow. It was a custom not to draw any blood on Good-Friday, in honour of the Crucifixion of Our Lord.
Children that are born on Good-Friday, and baptised on Easter Sunday, were supposed to be able to cure Farcy in horses.
The eggs that are laid on Good-Friday are supposed to be able to cure certain diseases.
The people had it as a custom to go to the church on that day to pay rounds. People who were far away from the church did the rounds in a grave-yard instead.
“The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0451, Page 332” by Dúchas © National Folklore Collection, UCD is licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0