Irish: bairín breac), and see if you were lucky enough to find a ring or a coin in the cake (and not a rag or a stick).
Samhain was one of the four main pre-Christian festivals and usually fire was a key symbol. Some of these have survived through to the modern day especially in Cork and the wilds of West Cork, so that on 23rd June we also lit large bonfires and celebrated St.John's Eve (or
Lughnasa as the old festival was called).
So the Irish stew with a glass of Guinness is on the table and the barmbrack is in the oven. I hope a great evening is had by all who read this blog.