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 152

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The crowing of a hen is very unlucky and a hen that crows should be killed.

The crowing of a hen is very unlucky and a hen that crows should be killed.


The whistle of a woman, the crow of a hen,
harkens the devil out of his den.

When a hen crows you should say “Féar agus uige in do bhéal.” And at one time when a hen crew the head was cut off and it (hen’s head) was thrown across three mearns (mearn equals boundary between two holdings)

Collector
Joseph P. Caron
Gender
male
Informant
Mrs James Peyton
Gender
female
Age
58
Address
Dromada (Gore), Co. Mayo
Language
English

There is a belief that if there’s a white cock in the yard that the man of the house will not be in good health while the white cock remains alive.

Ní bheidh fear an tighe slán fhaid is bhéas coileach bán sa dteach.

You shouldn’t exchange a hen for a hen or a duck for a duck, it is supposed to be unlucky.

The lending of a hatching hen to a neighbour brings ill luck.

A clutch of eggs for the purpose of setting under a hen should not be

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