School: An Churrach (Crogh), Árd Fhionáin (roll number 7911)

Location:
Curragh, Co. Tipperary
Teacher:
Mícheál Ó Dubhshláine

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0572, Page 293

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Old Customs.
The old people would never sweep out the floor on a Monday, they swept it in instead. They say that sweeping it out you would be sweeping out your luck.
When the old people would be putting eggs hatching. They used to put an iron under the nest, so that there would be birds in all of them. It is still the custom to put a piece of iron in the nest to save the eggs from thunder.
Old tailors never cut out anything on a Monday.
Hair cut on a Monday would never again grow.
In old days no one would get married on a Monday.
Old people say you should never hit anyone with a broom, as they say you would never have a day's luck.
If you are out at night and got led astray they say that if you turn your coat inside out you will go right again.

Old Customs

When the old people would be...

When the old people would be putting eggs hatching. They used to put an iron under the nest, so that there would be birds in all of them. It is still the custom to put a piece of iron in the nest to save the eggs from thunder.
Old tailors never cut out anything on a Monday.
Hair cut on a Monday would never again grow.
In old days no one would get married on a Monday.

Informant
Mícheál Ó Domhnaill
Gender
male
Age
55
Address
Knockballiniry, Co. Tipperary
Language
English

Old people say you should never hit anyone with a broom, as they say you would never have a day's luck.
If you are out at night and got led astray they say that if you turn your coat inside out you will go right again.