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- Leave spring water inside at night and a chair beside the fire, lest any good people may call, and have the kitchen floor clean and swept.
Never take a cat with you when leaving a house, you may take the puisín.
If you meet a horse-shoe on the road, take it with you, it is lucky. Horse-shoes are sometimes nailed upside-down on stable doors to bring luck. Some people when going on a journey turn back if they meet a red-haired woman. When going on a journey it is lucky to meet a man on the road, setting out.
With regard to magpies:-
One for bad luck
Two for luck,
Three for death,
Four for marriage,
Five for silver,
Six for gold,
Seven for a secret which cannot be told.
Never light three cigarettes with the same match.
When there is a whirl-wind, say(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.