School: Baile an Daingin (C.) (roll number 4828)

Location:
Ballindine, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Máire de Staic

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0096, Page 646

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Whatever direction the wind is blowing on November’s night that is the direction it will be blowing for the year. If the waters of a river or pond rise on that night provisions will be dear during the year and if the waters do not rise provisions will be cheap. The boys used take cabbage and break it against the wall. They make “ceallaigh” in some places and put a ring in it.
Patrick McManus Cloonmore, Ballindine
Age – 55 yrs.
Pupil’s Name – Brigid McManus

Collector
Brigid Mc Manus
Gender
female
Address
Cloonmore, Co. Mayo
Informant
Patrick Mc Manus
Gender
male
Age
55
Address
Cloonmore, Co. Mayo
Language
English

II
The old people say that the Poor Souls travel around on that night and they leave bread and milk on the table for them. The girls peel the full skin of an apple and throw it over their heads and it is said to form the initial

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