School: Saints Peter & Paul, Balbriggan

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The Lore of Certain Days

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0783, Page 482

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The Lore of Certain Days 23:11:1938

Rita Carton, Hampton Hall, Balbriggan.
These facts were told to me by my mother Mrs Carton, Hampton Hall, Balbriggan.
Certain days of the week are considered lucky and unlucky in this district. New shops are seldom opened on any day but Friday as Friday is considered very lucky. People changing from one house to another genrerally choose Friday for this she reason. It is seldom anybody changes houses on a Saturday as it is said that "Saturday's flitting has a short sitting"
In this district it is considered lucky to have the early potatoes sown before the seventeenth of March and not later than the end of March. When the days int he middle of July are very warm they are known as "Dog Days". The real reason for this name is not known. Some people say it was because of the terrible heat some of the dogs went mad. When it is warm in October or November it is called "St Martin's

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Collector
Rita Carton
Gender
female
Address
Balbriggan, Co. Dublin
Informant
Mrs Carton
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Address
Balbriggan, Co. Dublin
Language
English