School: Uachtar Árd (roll number 4786)

Oughterard, Co. Galway
An tSr M. S. Iognáid
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0065, Page 238

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    On St Martins day they turn no wheel they also kill a sheep in honour of St Martin because it was St Martin that killed the first sheep. On St Swithin's day if the day is raining they say it would be raining again for forty days.
    The old cows days are on the end April.
    The dog days are on end of July and on the first of August
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  2. It is unlucky to sow crops on the first Saturday in the month, on the first day of May, and on the first fourteen days of February.
    It is lucky to sow crops on Good Friday and on every Friday in Spring. It is unlucky to bring furniture into a new house on a Saturday or all during the month of April.
    During the twelve days of Christmas it is not right to work. The last days of March and the first ten days of April are called the
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    1. events
      1. events (by time of year) (~11,476)
    Julia Clancy
    Oughterard, Co. Galway