School: Loughteague, Stradbally (roll number 6129)
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"Caul" is said to be very lucky. If baby is born with caul, the caul is taken with the baby when it is being baptised.
When I was a little one I saw a baby's caul in our own house. We kept it drawn out stretched upon something to keep it so. I remember a sea-captain advertised for a baby's caul - he would give £5 for one and that was big money in those days but my mother wouldn't sell the one she had.