[Feast of St John's Fire, Athea, Co. Limerick.] - UCD Digital Library

Feast of St John's Fire, Athea, Co. Limerick.

In collection Folklore Photograph Collection

Origin information
Áth an tSléibhe, Co. Luimnigh (Éire) / Athea, Co. Limerick (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
126 I gCuimhne na nDaoine. Good condition.
Note
St. John's fire is lit on the eve of the feast of St. John, the 23rd of June. Although formerly more wide-spread the custom is now strongest in the western areas. Each community lights its own fire at a public place such as a crossroads, etc. The fire is lit as night falls and the occasion is one of celebration and enjoyment. It is likely that the fire has its origins in older customs which related to the feast of Midsummer.
Languages
English  
Genre
Photograph
Subject
Athea (Limerick, Ireland)
Times and Feasts
Manners & customs--Ireland
Festivals--Ireland
Celebrations--Ireland
Location
UCD School of Irish, Celtic Studies, Irish Folklore and Linguistics. National Folklore Collection UCD. Folklore Photograph Collection. H041.21.00014
Note
126 I gCuimhne na nDaoine. Good condition.
Note
St. John's fire is lit on the eve of the feast of St. John, the 23rd of June. Although formerly more wide-spread the custom is now strongest in the western areas. Each community lights its own fire at a public place such as a crossroads, etc. The fire is lit as night falls and the occasion is one of celebration and enjoyment. It is likely that the fire has its origins in older customs which related to the feast of Midsummer.

Record source
Prepared by IVRLA project staff, UCD Library, University College Dublin — Record identifier: uri:info:fedora/ivrla:10349

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