School: Mastersons (roll number 8390)

Location:
Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim
Teacher:
Gobnait de Búit

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Superstitions

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0197, Page 293

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If you get two spoons in your cup you are going to a christening.
If you get two knives on your plateyou will beasked to a marriage.
If the dish cloth falls out of your hand it is the sign of a visitor
If you hear the magpies chirping canly in the morning it is a sign that you are getting a letter from a distance.
If you see two hens fighting some say it is a sign of a storm others say a visitor is coming.
If sparks fly out of the fire money is coming to you.
If a smoking coal falls out of the fire you may expect a visitor who is a smoker.
It is unlucky to meet a red haired woman when you are going on a journey.
If two was in the same water, spit in it for fear of a fight.

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Collector
Phyllis Davis
Gender
female
Informant
Alec Davis
Relation
relative (other than parent or grandparent)
Gender
male
Age
69
Address
Boggaun, Co. Leitrim
Language
English