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

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

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Piseoga

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0572, Page 312

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Piseoga
If your tooth fell out you should kiss it therr times and then throw it over your head. If a pig or a sow got it, you would get a pigs tooth.
It is considered unlucky to hold an umbrella open over your head in the house or to look at a new moon through glass.
If you killed a dearga daol with your thumb before he raised his tail, you would release a soul from Purgatory.
If you cry on New Year's Day you will be crying for a year.
Try to get money (but do not pay out any) on Hansel Monday (1st Monday of the year).
If you hit one with an elder stick he or she will not grow any more.
You should not throw out the ashes on a Monday or you would be throwing out your luck for the week. Neither should you sweep the dust out on a Monday.
It is considered unlucky to meet a person on a stairs.
It is unlucky to break a mirror or kill a cricket.
If you are late for mass on New Year's Day you will be late for the year.
When leaving the house going a journey, do

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Informant
(Mrs) Brigid Nugent
Gender
female
Age
74
Address
Poulatar, Co. Tipperary
Language
English