School: Cnoc an Iubhair (C.)

Location:
Kealid, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
Máire Ní Cheallacháin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0405, Page 258

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Fuaras iad so seo leanas ó chailín sgoile sa t-ochtmhadh rang Máire Ní Chróinín is ainm dí. Ceithre bliadhna déag d'aois atá aici. Maireann sí annso sa baile beag.
Máire Ní Cheallacháin O. S.

A person should not come in or out a door with any implement on his shoulder.
Taking beastings to a house the woman of the house puts salt in the vessel.
Putting eggs on other people's hay you would bring them bad luck.
If you put on a garment inside out you would be lucky, and unlucky if you changed it.
If a coal were taken out of a fire on May Eve you would have bad luck.
If the cock crows during the day or the evening it is a sign someone is going to die.
People who take the coffin into the Church should take it out again.
When a coffin is being taken into a Church no one should go in before it.
Long ago when people used to be barrelling the butter if any person came in while they were at it they should take a couple of turns at the barrel.
It is not right to sleep out in the month of May.

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Collector
Máire Ní Cheallacháin
Gender
female
Occupation
múinteoir
Informant
Máire Ní Chróinín
Gender
female
Age
14
Language
English