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- In olden times the people of Ireland used to believe in old sayings and remarks For instance certain days of the week were the only oned on which the remedies for certain ailements should be applied The gooseberry thorns should be applied on Mondays and Thursday for a sty on the eye.
People say that it is lucky to start building a house on a Wednesday and to go to live to it on a Thursday.
The cold days of early April are called "the days of the old cow" borrows by March from April. In cold weather the people say "that day would skin a rat", and that why the people say that the cold(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.