School: Clochar na Trócaire, Carn Domhnaigh (roll number 16821)

Location:
Ballylosky, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
An tSr. M. Beirín Ní Bhaoighill

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Local Beliefs and Sayings

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1114, Page 110

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If one dies in a townland two more will follow soon.
A cock crowing after noon means that someone is to die.
A dog howling is also a sign of death
A swarm of bees to come is a wonderful sign of luck.
A hen to fetch in a clutch of chickens hatched outside is a sign of great prosperity.
A stray black cat to come in and stay is a good sign.
If on your way anywhere you meet a red - haired woman, a white horse or a hare, your journey will not prosper.

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