School: Cnocán an Teampaill, Ros Gréine

Location:
Knockantemple, Co. Tipperary
Teacher:
Máire, Bean Nic Aodhagáin

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Local Omens

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0554, Page 225

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1 It is unlucky to cut hair on a Monday.
2. If a picture falls off the wall it is the sign of a death in the family
3 When a fork falls it is the sign of a strange woman to the house.
4 When a knife falls it is the sign of a strange man to the house.
5 When a spark falls out of the fire and falls on any one, people say it is the sign of money coming.
6 A stye in the eye is the sign of very good sight.
7 If a straw is seen inside the door it is the sign of a stranger coming.
8 If a mirror breaks in the house it is the sign of bad luck for seven years.
9 If you spill salt it is the

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Informant
Mrs Moloney
Gender
female
Address
Rosegreen, Co. Tipperary
Informant
Tom Power
Gender
male
Address
Railstown, Co. Tipperary
Informant
Bridget Moloney
Gender
female
Address
Hill's-lot, Co. Tipperary
Informant
Mrs Lonergan
Gender
female
Address
Castleblake, Co. Tipperary
Language
English