School: Clochar na Trócaire, Béal Átha na Sluagh

Location:
Ballinasloe, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Sr. M. Oiliféar

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Superstitions

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0029, Page 0106

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Superstitions
1. When you meet a red haired woman you should turn back or you would have bad luck for the day.
A black cat is lucky. It you strike a person with an alder stick you will have bad luck for seven years.

Magpies
1 for bad luck
2 for good luck
3 for a letter
4 to be married
5 to die.
a knife to fall
a man to call
a fork to fall
a woman to call
a spoon to fall
a child to call.
If a cock comes to the door and crows in it is the sign of sudden bad news. If you walk

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Informant
Mrs D. Mc Guire
Gender
female
Address
Pollboy, Co. Galway
Language
English