School: An Clochán (B)

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

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Superstitions

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0004, Page 133

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It is never right to meet a red haired woman the first thing in the morning. It is said she will bring bad luck to you. It is lucky to see a cat leap through an open window. If you pass a sleeping dog you will have bad luck for the day. If you stand in your bedroom door-way on Monday morning and wish, your wish will be granted if the next door you pass through is opened. It is not to right to wash on Friday if you do sombody in the family will die within a year. If you drop a knife or a glove it is a disappointment, for you. But if you pick it up it will bring you good luck. If two knifes are placed before you on the table it is a sign you will be asked to a wedding or a party. If you break a mirrow it will bring seven years bad luck and if you break a lemonade bottle

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Collector
Ignatius Ludden
Gender
male
Informant
Miss Annie King
Gender
female
Age
29
Address
Clifden, Co. Galway
Language
English