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 647

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of her future husband. The girls too put a band on their eyes and pull up a head of cabbage. If it is high and straight and well formed that is the kind of husband the girl will have.
Mrs. Joyce Ballyglass, Scardaune
Age – about 48 yrs.
Pupil’s name – May Joyce

III
In some places they make “ceallaigh” and with a skin of a potatoe one of the girls hand it up beside the fire. Then the first man to come in will be her husband. They say the fairies lie on the cabbage after Novembers Night and that it cannot be eaten after that.
Mrs. Fahy Killeen, Ballindine
Age 52 yrs.
Pupil’s name – Kathleen Fahy.

Collector
Kathleen Fahy
Gender
female
Address
Killeen, Co. Mayo
Informant
Mrs Fahy
Gender
female
Age
52
Address
Killeen, Co. Mayo
Language
English

IV
They used say that on that night if a person went under a haw-tree the fairies would tell who their future husband or wife would be. They used go around

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