School: Tón Ruadh (roll number 12809)

Location:
Tonroe, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Máirtín Ó Giobaláin

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Local Superstition

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0115, Page 137

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The old people had very strange beliefs. There are some of them with us yet.
There is an old saying about three mags. It is said that if a boy going any where met three mags he would be married soon
There is another saying about seven mags.
One is for sorrow.
Two are for joy
Three are for a wedding
And four is for a boy
Five are for silver
Six are for gold
Seven are for a secret
That never was told.
It is said that if you are going t a fair and to meet a red haired woman you are sure to have bad luck on that day. It is also believed that on a market or fair day if after leaving the

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Collector
Máirtín Mac Cuinn
Gender
male
Address
Botinny, Co. Mayo
Informant
Dominic Mc Nicholas
Gender
male
Age
74
Occupation
farmer
Address
Gowel, Co. Mayo
Language
English