While we're certainly living through strange times at the moment, even Covid-19 couldn't disrupt the renewal of one old Wexford tradition. In recent years, Michael Fortune and Aileen Lambert have been encouraging people to decorate their own May Bush as part of the Wexford May Bush Festival.
The idea has its roots in the ancient tradition of decorating a bush, traditionally a white thorn or gorse, with ribbons, seasonal flowers and coloured egg shells.
The practice was said to bring good luck and welcome the summer season.
In recent year's Michael and Aileen have put a sterling effort into reviving the tradition and this year they were happy to report that, despite the disruption caused by Covid-19, they saw their biggest uptake yet from people right across Wexford and even further afield.
'The tradition has even spread out of the county and we've even received photos of May Bushes from all over Canada, the USA, England and Australia,' Michael revealed.
In the lead up to May Day, the pair were busy conducting interviews about the tradition on local and national radio, while since then they've been busy processing over 250 emails and photographs that people had submitted.
'Hopefully in years to come, the May Bush will take it's place as one of the great symbols of Wexford,' Michael said.
'Up there alongside strawberries, hurls and spuds!'