School: Cloonkeen Kerrill (roll number 15429)

Location:
Clonkeenkerrill, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Theresa M. Hurley

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The Lore of Certain Days

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0078, Page 390

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Sunday is an unlucky day to take a cure for any sore because it would be no good. People do not begin work on Saturday because they believe it would be seven weeks before it would be finished. People like to begin work on Friday and they also change into a new house on that day.

The " Cross day of the year" is well known in this district. People do not get married on this day. The correct time for sowing potatoes is between the 17th March and the end of April. Long ago the people said that March borrowed three days from April. There were the days of the old cow. These days were so cold that they killed the old cow and on the third day they skinned her. When the seeds are coming off the thistles in harvest they call it Foghmhair beag na géanna.

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