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

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

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Customs, Beliefs and Superstitions of the Different Festivals

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1114, Page 287

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A green Christmas makes a full graveyard. A white Christmas, a lean graveyard. A green Christmas indicates a white Easter. A warm Christmas, a cold Easter. Easter in snow, Christmas in mud. Christmas in snow, Easter in mud. Influence on crops. If windy on Christmas Day, trees will bring much fruit. If it snows on Christmas Night, a good crop next year. "Wet causes more damage before than after Christmas". If ice bears a man before Christmas it will not bear a mouse afterwards. If the sun shines clear and bright on Christmas Day, there will be a New Year

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