School: Corderay (roll number 12735)

Shancurry, Co. Leitrim
Seán Ó Céilleachair
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0208, Page 236

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  1. Pistreoga

    Don't throw out water at night.

    Don't throw out water at night. Slops and other water should be kept till morning.
    Don't regret milk spills. Always say "God bless the cows - some poor soul wants it".
    If a mother is leaving a baby in the cradle and going out of her she puts the tongs across the cradle.
    Take off your hat and pray when you see a New Moon.
    Say "God bless us" if any one sneeze.
    Don't go the well after sunset.
    If you are eating your breakfast and if any sleeping member sneezes in his sleep - put a bit of whatever your eating in his mouth.
    Don't cut yourself shaving the morning of your marriage.
    Don't get married in Black or Green. Black for Death and Green for grief.
    Don't fit the wedding ring on your intended wife.
    Don't sit beside or walk beside the bride to be on way to church.
    It's not lucky to meet a funeral the day of the marriage.
    Don't get married the day there's a corpse in the church.
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