School: Béal an Átha Móir (B.)

Location:
Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim
Teacher:
Seán Ó Heslin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0225, Page 338

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If you walk under a ladder it is said that you will never grow any more.

If there is a straw out of a hen's tail it is a sign that a visitor will come to the house.
It is considered unlucky to try to remove a birth-mark S.oh e.
When our Lord falls on our Ladys' Lap
England will have a great mishap 1921
When the palm and the shamrock are worn on the same day for the second time all Ireland will be free. This will occur in 1940. S.ó h.e.

Cingiseach

This is name given to a person born on Whit Sunday. There is a belief about here that such a person is destined to kill or get killed.
To prevent this the person, when a baby is drawn through a hole in a clay dyke, or put through a sort of temporary porch erected with sticks and covered overhead with sods.

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Collector
Francis Michael Mc Govern
Gender
male
Address
Cloverhill or Corglass, Co. Leitrim
Collector
Michael Seery
Gender
male
Address
Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim
Collector
Patrick Gallogly
Gender
male
Address
Drumraine Glebe, Co. Leitrim
Collector
Thomas Darcy
Gender
male
Address
Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim
Collector
Charlie O Beirne
Gender
male
Address
Drumraine Glebe, Co. Leitrim
Collector
Noel Dolan
Gender
male
Address
Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim
Collector
Hugh Reynolds
Gender
male
Address
Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim
Collector
Patrick Mc Cartin
Gender
male
Address
Oughteragh, Co. Leitrim
Language
English