Spilling Blood on Saint Martin’s Eve — thefadingyear

Saint Martin’s Eve – 10 November; The tradition of sacrificing a fowl or farm animal on Saint Martin Eve was once widespread in Ireland, and was still strong in many parts of the country into our grandparents’ times. The type of animal slaughtered depended on the means of the household; in wealthier households a pig, […]

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