School: Slieverue (roll number 12476)

Location:
Slieveroe, Co. Kilkenny
Teacher:
John Carey

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Pishrogues

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0844, Page 197

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1. if you got a stroke of an elder stick you will grow no more.

2. If you met a foxy-haired woman when you were going on a journey you'nd have bad luck.
3. If you let your glove fall you were going to have a row with someone.
4. If you crossed over a person under twenty-one years it would be unlucky because the person would not grow and you should cross them back again.
5. One magpie for bad luck
Two for good luck
Three for a wedding and
Four for a wake

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Collector
Brighid Adhrais
Gender
female
Address
Nicholastown, Co. Kilkenny
Language
English