School: Dún Mór (cailíní)

Location:
Dunmore, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Eibhlín Halliday
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    A wealthy man named Loughy lived in Carraroe, Dunmore, Co. Galway.

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    man, he closed closed the two drains and removed the walls and built new ones outside where the drains ran. After that in bad weather, floods which were impassable for carts used to gather on the road a little farther away. Soon it was noticed that this man's stock began to die, that his luck seemed to change and that he gradually became poorer and poorer. The people regarded this man's downfall as an example of the old saying:- "It is not right or lucky to stop running water or change its course"
    E. Halliday
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    When one who was supposed to possess an evil eye passed a remark about a person...

    When one who was supposed to possess an evil eye passed a remark about a person, what he or she wore etc. if an old person were present he or she would spit on the person commented upon and say "God bless you" to prevent ill luck falling on that person.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Topics
    1. genre
      1. belief (~391)
        1. folk belief (~2,535)
          1. treasure legends (~7,411)
    2. activities
      1. supernatural practices
        1. evil eye (~50)
    3. agents (~1)
      1. supernatural and legendary beings (~14,864)
    Language
    English
    Collector
    Eibhlín Ní Ailledéa
    Gender
    Female
    Address
    Dunmore, Co. Galway
    Informant
    Mrs M. Halliday
    Gender
    Female
    Age
    34
    Occupation
    Merchant's wife
    Address
    Dunmore, Co. Galway
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    It is customary up to the present day for people to spit on money which they get for anything which they sell so that it will be lucky for them.

    It is customary up to the present day for people to spit on money which they get
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    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Topics
    1. activities
      1. supernatural practices
        1. evil eye (~50)
    2. agents (~1)
      1. supernatural and legendary beings (~14,864)
    Language
    English
    Collector
    Eibhlín Ni Ailledéa
    Gender
    Female
    Occupation
    Múinteoir
    Address
    Dunmore, Co. Galway
    Informant
    Mrs M. Halliday
    Relation
    Unknown
    Gender
    Female
    Occupation
    Merchant's wife
    Address
    Dunmore, Co. Galway