School: Anach (roll number 13630)

Annagh, Co. Sligo
Bean Uí Bhanáin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0182, Page 474

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  1. The Lore of Certain Days
    There are certain days in this district for cures. Mondays and Thursdays are the days for getting cured of ringworm and head fever. Friday is a lucky day for changing from house to house.
    May day is called the Cross - day of the year, and in this district nothing is lent or borrowed.
    Good Friday is a very good for planting flowers, shrubs, and indeed all plants.
    In Ballinagad if the oats is not sown before the cuckoo is heard it is late that year. Once a man had it just down when he heard her, and he said "Madam your late".
    The three last days of March are called the "Righmhóg" days that is the days that killed the old cow. These days as a rule are very cold.
    Shrove time is a lucky time for marriages. The Sunday after is called "Puss" Sunday because all the all maids have a "puss"
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