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 364

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Piseoga
A straw on a hen's tail is a sign of a funeral.
To meet a son on the road coming towards you, is a sign of good luck. If he turns back it is bad luck.
If you take off the left shoe before the right, it is the sign of an accident.
Long ago when the butter used to go against the people or that they could not make it, they put a coulter of a plough in the fire by the way that the fairies would be burning and that they would send back the butter.
If a drop of candle grease fell into the cream you never could make butter of it.
The old people used to stay up very late in the night watching the fairies. It was supposed that they used to milk the cows
.A good crop of blossom on the hawthorn tree is the sign of a bad winter.
A blue light in the fire is the sign of a storm.

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