School: Scoil Sheosaimh Ntha (Cailíní)

Location:
Glennamaddy, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Úna, Bean Uí Threasaigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0017, Page 211

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1. On New Year's Day the old people would not like to meet a red haired woman for they would have bad luck for the year.
2 May day they would not put out ashes or give away milk or butter.
3 Candlemas day they threw away the candles because the days were getting long.
4 If it rains St Swethin's day it will rain for forty days and forty nights after
5 November's Night they make cally for the pookies
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1 There was once a woman and she was going on her holidays she borrowed a hat and she put it on her. She thought she did not look nice and she dipped the cover of a messengar in water and the following day she painted herself.
2 In the olden times when they wanted linen they would grow their own flax themselves. When

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Collector
Maggie Gibney
Gender
female
Informant
Tom Diskin
Gender
male
Address
Kiltullagh, Co. Galway
Language
English