School: St Garvan's, Rathmullen

Location:
Rathmullan, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Séamus P. Mac Eiteagáin

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Lucky and Unlucky Days

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1089, Page 185

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In olden times some days were lucky and others were not. The people made a rhyme about getting married
"Monday for (he) health,
Tuesday for wealth.
Wednesday is best day of all,
Thursday for losses
Friday for crosses.
It is unlucky to set a hen on Saturday. It is said she will rise again. It is unlucky to lave a place on Saturday. Saturday's flitting is very short sitting.
It is unlucky to bathe in Apl April or May. April or May keep far from the sea. It is unlucky to

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Collector
Willie Shovelin
Gender
male
Address
Clondallan, Co. Donegal
Informant
Patrick Shovelin
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Address
Clondallan, Co. Donegal
Language
English