School: Caisleán Gael (roll number 15337)

Castlegal, Co. Sligo
M. Ó Tiománaidhe

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0156, Page 031

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4/ Belief concerning Magpies when starting out on a journey. One for joy, 2 for sorrow. 3 for a wedding.

Hence the desire to notice either one or three.
5/ It is not right to throw out dirty water at night, more especially on “set” nights; such as November’s Night, New Year’s Night; Old Christmas Night or January 6th. More about this later.
6/ On May Day it is not lucky to take a coal out of the house, without first bringing in a turf.
7/ It is not right. or lucky to go to the well on New Year’s Eve after dark.
8/ Unlucky to pass under a person's arm; it is believed to keep a

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