School: N. Seosamh, Cill Lasrach (roll number 16289)

Location:
Killasser, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
S. Mac Carrghamhna

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0126, Page 101

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Traditions connected with Our Lord and the Blessed Virgin.
(1) The seven fold love of the mother for her son.

It is said that the mother loves her son seven times more than he loves her. The reason of that is that Our Lord said when on the love to his mother "mo ghrádh thú a mháthasir." and she is supposed to have said in answer. "Mo sheacht grádh thú, a Mhic."
From that time forward all mothers love their sons seven times as much as their sons love them.

Informant
Mrs Mary Peyton
Gender
female
Age
56
Address
Dromada (Gore), Co. Mayo
Language
English

2. Na Tinncéirí an dream is mí - ád amharai lá amuigh.

The old people always say that the tinkers are the most unlucky tribe in the world. When the Jews had all ready for the crucifixion they found that they had forgotten the nails. Without losing any time they sent a messenger to the village smith asking him to make

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