School: Maghcromtha (B.)

Location:
Macroom, Co. Cork
Teacher:
Pádraig Ó Deasmhumhna

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0342, Page 282

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It is believed that the first person to start a fire on May morning would meet no luck until the following May again.

It is believed that the first person to start a fire on May morning would meet no luck until the following May again.
It is not right to comb ones hair on Christmas morning as that day belongs to Our Blessed Lady.
It was an old custom to go round on Hallow Eve collecting "Omulish" - Chiefly carried on in Co. Waterford - A crowd used to collect at the cross roads and they used to go from house to house collecting alms which were to be given to the poor.
The socket of a plough placed in the fire while churning served as a charm against evil-minded neighbours desirous of stealing the butter. Red cinders sprinkled with salt are said to have the same powers.

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Collector
Mary Creed
Gender
female
Language
English