School: Ballygar (C)

Ballygar, Co. Galway
Eithne, Bean Uí Liatháin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0084, Page 025

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  1. i got these from my mother. Mrs Scanlon Ballygar . Co Galway.
    It is not right to get a new cradle for the first baby.
    When the bride is going in the car after she is married tie an old show to the back of the car.
    It is unlucky to get married on a Saturday.
    If a plum-pudding breaks when it is coming out of the bowl someone will die or leave the house before the end of the year.
    It is unlucky to wheel and empty pram.
    It is unlucky to exchange a goose for another.
    If you sweep out the house on November's day you will be sweeping out your luck.
    It is not right for a man to come into the house with a scythe on his shoulder.
    If the sun is shining when a bride is getting married she will be happy.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
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    Mrs Scanlon
    Ballygar, Co. Galway