School: Na Creaga

Location:
Creggs, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Liam Ó Breandáin

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Folklore - Superstitions about Hens

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0015, Page 268

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it is unlucky to hear the cock crowing at night. When the cock crows facing the door he brings good news. And when the cock turns away from the door and crows he brings bad news.


When the hens are fighting it is supposed strangers would come to the house.
When a hen comes in with a wisp on her tail it is the sign of a death.
When you are putting down a clutch of eggs it is unlucky to put down an odd number.

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Collector
Ciss Cunniffe
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Address
Creggauns, Co. Galway
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