WATCH: The symbolism of 'the stick'


"You would never give your ashplants to anybody"

WATCH: The symbolism of 'the stick'

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"You would never give your ashplants to anybody"

Traditionally, in the past, farmers from the Burren brought ash plants with them to livestock fairs, according to John Marinan.

“People who had pride in their stock and what they do would try to have an ashplant.” explained the award-winning farmer.

“I remember my grandfather telling a story one time that you would never give your ashplants to anybody if they wanted to turn out a few cattle from a bunch.”

“You always held onto your ashplant - It was pride of possession to have your ashplant,” he concluded.

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