School: Sraithín (roll number 12808)

Location:
Sraheen, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Pádhraic Ó Croidhean

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Old Sayings

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0150, Page 179

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If an ass puts his ass to a ditch it is a sure sign of bad weather.
When a corpse is leaving a house the people always throw down the stools and chairs so that no other one will die that year.
If a person brings a coal out of a house he always puts a black sod in its place so that he would not bring the luck out of the house.
If a person burns holly berries on Christmas Eve he will have an unlucky year.
If the fire burns bright on Christmas night it will be a prosperous year.
If a mirror is broken in a house there will be a death in the house before the year is out.
If the sparks of the fire fly on a person it is a sure sign of him getting money.
If a magpie is seen three mornings outside the door of a house a person will die in the house.
If a robin flies into the house it is a sure sign of snow.

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Collector
Bridget Brogan
Gender
female
Address
Foxford, Co. Mayo
Informant
James Brogan
Gender
male
Age
40
Occupation
feirmeoir
Address
Stonehall, Co. Mayo
Language
English