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School: Páirc Íseal (C.) (roll number 4794)

Location:
Lowpark, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Sorcha Ní Dhumhnaigh

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Birth-Lore

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0117, Page 179

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Birth - Lore

Sunday - lucky day.
Monday's Child is fair of face.
Tuesday's Child is full of grace.
Wednesday's Child is loving and forgiving
Thursday's Child has to work for his living
Friday's Child is full of woe.
Saturday's Child has far to go.
The child born on the Sabbath day is bonny, blithe, and gay.
It is supposed to be unlucky to leave a baby's clothes out on the line at night
The day of the christening they should be back from the Church before night fall.

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