School: Dromlogach Mainistir na Féile (roll number 10908)

Dromlegagh, Co. Kerry
Eighneachán Ó Muircheartaigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0407, Page 479

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1. It is wrong to open an umbrella inside in a house.
2. If a person washed their hands in water the next person should spit in it before washing their hands.
3. Long ago the people used to send beastings to the neighbours and the neighbours should not let the gallon go home empty.
4. You should not go to a well after sunset.
5. If you spilt milk you should say "The Lord have Mercy on the dead" as some one would be looking for it.
6. If you got gluggers (= eggs placed in another person's farm or hay + c[?]) and roast them at twelve o'clock. Just when they would be bursting look out the window and the person who put them there would be standing outside.
7. If a calf died with Black Quarter hang one quarter over the fire and no other calf would get it.
8. If a person were going astray - to turn his coat inside out would set him right.
9. It is unlucky to pass over a dead animal.
10. When carrying a funeral you should go around the longest road.
11. If a child had the chin cough - to meet a man riding on a white horse - whatever he would say would cure the child.

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Eamonn Ó Dúbhda
Shanafona, Co. Kerry