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School: Ballydaniel (roll number 13892)

Location:
Ballydaniel, Co. Kilkenny
Teacher:
Micheál Mac Amhlaoimh

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Ballydaniel | The Schools’ Collection

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0866, Page 441

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Never sweep out dirt on a Monday morning, as the luck of the week goes with it.

November Day
On November Day people in this district used to make "caulcannon", and on that night used to leave a plate of it outside their door for the "púca". The next morning they went out to bring in the plate, which was empty. They really believed that the "púca" came and ate the caulcannon.
On that night the púca is believed to ride on a black horse through the air. It is also believed that the "púca" spits on the haw, which is supposed to be poisoned.

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Collector
Alice Mullan
Gender
female
Address
Threecastles, Co. Kilkenny
Informant
Mrs Maher
Relation
grandparent
Gender
female
Age
87
Address
Threecastles, Co. Kilkenny
Language
English