School: Gort na Mara (Seafield) (roll number 11565)

Location:
Donaghintraine, Co. Sligo
Teacher:
Bean Uí Ghathaigh

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Whit Sunday Customs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0168, Page 106

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It is unlucky to bathe in the sea on Whit Sunday. It is believed that you will be drowned.

If any animal is born on Whit-Sunday it will be cross. If it is born at certain unlucky hour, it will die at the same time on a Whit-Sunday also.
It is unlucky to "clip" sheep or cut off a lamb's tail at Whitsun. It is said that a "pick" of wool will never grow while there is a hair in a man's head.
If a person is drowned on Whit Sunday three persons from the same townland will be drowned before the year is out.

Recorded from.
Miss P. Munnelly
Donaghintraine
Dromore West

Informant
Miss P. Munnelly
Gender
female
Address
Donaghintraine, Co. Sligo
Language
English