School: Baile na Cille (roll number 1320)

Ballynakill, Co. Galway
Éinrí Ó Mainnín
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0051, Page 0089

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    water. Then they try to catch them, without leaving their hands on the bath. After that they get three saucers and put clay in one, water in another and a ring in the other. Then they blindfold someone and lead her to the place where the saucers are left. If she dips her finger in the saucers of waster she will go across the sea, if she dips her fingers in the clay she will die first and if she puts her finger in the ring she will be married first.
    The woman of the house makes a sweet-cake and she puts a ring in it and a button. Then she gives a cut of the cake round to everyone. The one who gets the ring will be married first and the one who gets the button will be and old maid.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
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