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.

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.

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

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