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

Killasser, Co. Mayo
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 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)

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.

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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