School: Claremorris (B.) (roll number 9863)

Claremorris, Co. Mayo
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0098, Page 164

Archival Reference

The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0098, Page 164

Image and data © National Folklore Collection, UCD.

See copyright details.


Open data

Available under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

  1. XML School: Claremorris (B.)
  2. XML Page 164
  3. XML “Lore of Certain Days”

Note: We will soon deprecate our XML Application Programming Interface and a new, comprehensive JSON API will be made available. Keep an eye on our website for further details.

On this page

  1. There are many superstitions and beliefs about days being lucky and unlucky. Friday is reckoned as the luckiest day of the week. Nobody ever undertakes to do any great deep or work on Saturday as the old saying runs, "Saturdays flitting is a short sitting."
    Good Friday is the most lucky day for sowing seed or plants. In this district a carpenter will not use a saw or hammer nor will he drive a nail on account of Our Lord being nailed to the cross on that day.
    On Whit Sunday if a person got a cut it
    is believed unlucky. If a baby or lamb or any animal is born on Whit Sunday they are reckoned unlucky.
    On Shrove Tuesday salt is thrown on the girls to keep them fresh for a year.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. events
      1. events (by time of year) (~11,476)
    V. Downey