School: Carrickatee (roll number 16481)

Location:
Carrickatee, Co. Monaghan
Teacher:
Éamonn Ó Dubhthaigh

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Luck Days and Unlucky

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0941, Page 326

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Lucky days and unlucky

The third day after Christmas is reckoned a very unlucky day to start any work. Friday is considered a very lucky day on which to begin any undertaking. People always moved to their new homes on Friday. Whit week and especially Whit Monday considered unlucky. A child or animal born on Whit Monday was counted an unlucky omen for the house. The child or animal was said to either kill or be killed.
Cassie Mc Cooey Gragernagh.
Mrs Mohan Tullynamalra.

Collector
Cassie Mc Cooey
Gender
female
Address
Gragarnagh, Co. Monaghan
Informant
Mrs Mohan
Gender
female
Address
Tullynamalra, Co. Monaghan
Language
English