School: Na Creaga

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

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Superstitions

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0015, Page 280

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Superstitions.

People believed that it was unlucky to meet a red haired woman when setting out on a journey, or when going to a fair or market.
It was also considered unlucky to get the first view of a new moon through glass, or to meet one magpie. They had a rhyme that ran like this:-
One for sadness,
Two for mirth,
Three for a wedding,
Four for a birth,
Five for silver,
Six for gold,
Seven for a story that never was told.
Amongst other things supposed to bring bad luck was the sweeping out (of) of ashes or

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Collector
Rita Kelly
Gender
female
Address
Creggs, Co. Galway
Informant
M. J. Kelly
Gender
unknown
Address
Creggs, Co. Galway
Language
English