Thursday, August 14, 2014

Fairy Tree, County Galway

The sceach or fairy tree. This example is located just outside the village of Leenane in County Galway, on the road to Kylemore. In times gone by, there was a belief that if you wanted a cure for a sickness, you would bind a rag to a  fairy tree and when the rag rotted away, your sickness would go away. Unfortunately, tourists have taken to abusing this custom and it is often seen with toilet paper.

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