School: Cromadh (B.)

Croom, Co. Limerick
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From the Glen (Co. Limerick) district I learn that Whit Monday is an unlucky day for births, whether of human or animal.


From the Glen (Co. Limerick) district, I learn that Whit Monday is an unlucky day for births, whether of human or animal. The man born on Whit Monday has murderous tendencies, while the animal, horse or cow or bull, was looked upon as dangerous to life or limb, if it, unwittingly, arrived on Whit Monday.
Some years ago a horse ran away on a Whit Monday, and in bolting struck and so seriously injured a man, that he died some time later from the effects of the injuries he received. An old woman who heard of the occurrence, exclaimed, "Wisha bad luck to his Whit Monday foal". (M.O.'C.)


Cocks which are hatched out in June, are noted for their tendency to crow at night, and so are not considered desirable in the farmyard. One of them in a neighbourhood was sufficient to cause the deaths of all the other cocks there, because when he started to crow of a summer night, the others immediately answered, and were promptly executed in the morning by their owners.

There were three brothers in company passing by a graveyard. Said one of them to the others. "I may as well go in and pray for my brother's children". Said the second, "That's right, I may as well go with you and say a prayer for my

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