School: An Clochán (B)

Location:
Clifden, Co. Galway
Teacher:
An Br. Angelo Mac Shámhais

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Old Sayings

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0004, Page 079

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It is not right to put on the left shoe first. If a child is born between twelve and one o' clock at midnight it will be taken by the fairies. It is not right to go into a house and come out the opposite door you go in. If you break a mirror you will have seven years' bad luck. It is lucky to see the moon out of a window. If you cycle in a doorway you will never grow. If you carry a brush on your shoulder in a house you will never grow. If two people look into a mirror together one is sure to die within a year.

Collector
Ignatius Ludden
Gender
male
Informant
Mr Patrick Melody
Gender
male
Age
66
Language
English