School: Clochar na Trócaire, Maghcromtha

Location:
Macroom, Co. Cork
Teacher:
Na Siúracha

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0341, Page 335

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in their enthusiastic efforts.

One such superstition concerns the apple. The girl chooses the reddest apple she can find and proceeds to peel it skilfully, so that the skin is detached in one long strip. This strip she casts over her left shoulder and - behold ! - when she looks round the skin has formed the initial of the man she is to wed !
Then again many girls will take two cob-nuts and place them side-by-side in the kitchen fire,
there to watch them burn steadily
together, eager to learn the secret of their lovers' fidelity. But, if one of the nuts splits and jumps, then her lover is untrue, and she had best be on the track of another before it is too late.
Another Halloweve custom is

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Collector
Kathleen Mc Sweeney
Gender
female
Address
Inchineill, Co. Cork
Informant
Tim Twomey
Gender
male
Address
Inchinaneave, Co. Cork
Language
English