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

Killasser, Co. Mayo
S. Mac Carrghamhna

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0126, Page 153

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If a wisp of straw is seen attached to a hen's tail when she is walking it portends a funeral in the family.

The screeching of the grouse is taken as "Sparáil an Fraoch".

Two grouse were speaking one day and one said to the other "spare the heather". The other answered there is no need to spare, as we have this hill, the next hill and the hill over there. It happened anyway that the heather was burned and they were left without any. There was unlimited amount of heather when one grouse advised the other to spare it. Still it was all burned. In the same way no matter how wealthy people are they should

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