School: Baile na Mín (roll number 14925)

Ballinameen, Co. Roscommon
Tomás Ó Conchobhair
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0238, Page 457

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  1. When lighting the lamp or candle for the night the people of the house say :- "God give us the light and glory of Heaven". When lying down to sleep some local people :- "God bless this house from thatch to floor: the twelve Apostles guard the door: four good angels watch my bed - two at the foot and two at the head".
    Another prayer said after going into bed is as follows :-
    "When I lie down to sleep,
    To God I give my soul to keep
    There are four corners on my bed
    And four angels on them spread
    Sts. Matthew, Mark Sts. Luke and John,
    God bless the bed that I lie on".
    When one person obliges another by doing something that takes a very short time to do the other person says : -
    "That you may be that length sick".
    When a local person received a drink of milk he always says : -
    "God bless the cows".
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    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
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      1. verbal arts (~1,483)
        1. prayers (~3,266)