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 187

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Some people think that one day is luckier than another.
In spring time, if a woman is going to set a hen or a duck, she would set her any day except Saturday, because it is said that "Saturdays sit is a short flit."
This is a rhyme about being born on certain days.
"Monday's child is full of woe"
"Tuesday's child has far to go"

"Wednesday's child is fair of

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Collector
Kathleen O' Hanlon
Gender
female
Address
Saltpans, Co. Donegal
Informant
Edward O' Hanlon
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Address
Saltpans, Co. Donegal
Language
English