[May bush, Co. Westmeath.] - UCD Digital Library

May bush, Co. Westmeath.

In collection Folklore Photograph Collection

Origin information
Co. na hIarmhí (Éire) / Co. Westmeath (Ireland) : Coimisiún Béaloideasa Éireann (CBÉ) / Irish Folklore Commission - Copyright
Date created:
Type of resource
still image
Physical description
1 photograph (image/tiff) — Digital origin: reformatted digital — Reformating quality: preservation
Note
125 I gCuimhne na nDaoine. Good condition.
Note
The May Bush is most common in Leinster, although it is also known in other parts of the country. It is set up outside the house on May Eve and is decorated with flowers, ribbons, pieces of paper etc. Whitethorn is the most popular type of bush used. The idea behind the May bush is to welcome the arrival of summer.
Languages
English  
Genre
Photograph
Subject
Times and Feasts
Manners & customs--Ireland
Festive decorations--Ireland
Location
UCD School of Irish, Celtic Studies, Irish Folklore and Linguistics. National Folklore Collection UCD. Folklore Photograph Collection. H040.11.00001
Note
125 I gCuimhne na nDaoine. Good condition.
Note
The May Bush is most common in Leinster, although it is also known in other parts of the country. It is set up outside the house on May Eve and is decorated with flowers, ribbons, pieces of paper etc. Whitethorn is the most popular type of bush used. The idea behind the May bush is to welcome the arrival of summer.

Record source
Prepared by IVRLA project staff, UCD Library, University College Dublin — Record identifier: uri:info:fedora/ivrla:10347

Rights & Usage Conditions

Copyright of the original resource: © University College Dublin, National University of Ireland, Dublin. Copyright and reproduction rights for all items in this collection are held by University College Dublin and administered by the National Folklore Collection, University College Dublin, Newman Building, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.