School: Urbal (roll number 13874)

Urbal, Co. Leitrim
Gerald Kelliher

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5. They believed that if there were an increase in your stock (cattle for example) on May-day you would not have "as large a count" on the following May-Day.
6. They had superstitions regarding as they said "the first smoke," that is, there were slow in lighting their fires on May-day - John preferred to see the smoke curl from his neighbor's chimney before if would rise out of the chimney of his own house.
Francis Earley (75)
Eden, Downs