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 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 a "filibín" is interpreted as "bíodh rud agat féin ná bí gan aon rud".

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

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