Did you know the Irish for Monday (Dé Luain) is named after the moon?
How the moon was perceived in Irish folk tradition informed elements of Irish life, including its influence on farming, births, deaths and decision making are all discussed in Blúiríní Béaloidis, the National Folklore Collection's podcast, presented by Jonny Dillon and Claire Doohan.
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When the new moon reappears that it is to be greeted:
"I see the moon, the moon sees me.
God bless the moon, God bless me."
Blúiríní Béaloidis/ Folklore Fragments is a podcast created and produced by The National Folklore Collection/ Cnuasach Bhéaloideas Éireann, housed in UCD.