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 263

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Some people believe that if a person shoots a swan that person will die within a year. It is unlucky to see a magpie or meet one when you are going for a walk. It is said that if you break a mirroryou will have seven years bad luck. Some people say that if you kill a spider it will bring rain. It is said that if yuu are talking about an animal it is right to say"God bless it" and if you do not say "God bless it" that animal will die from some disease or other.
Some say that if you fall ina graveyard you will die and be buried ini

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Collector
Seán Joyce
Gender
male
Informant
Mr Patrick Melody
Gender
male
Age
66
Address
Clifden, Co. Galway
Language
English