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 365

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To see a dog licking grass is a sign of rain.
When the swallows fly low it is a sign of rain.
If a cat washes his right paw it is a sign of a visitor.
If you disturb a cat when he is washing himself the first one he turns his eyes on will die soon.
A fire lighting on one side is a sign that some one will leave the house that week.
If it is raining and that the north of the sky clears it is a sign that the day will brighten up.

Brat Brighde. A piece of cloth is put out on a bush on the eve of St Brigid's Day, and a decade of the Rosary said in honour of St Brigid. This cloth is then taken in next day. It is supposed to relieve headaches.

Informant
Mrs B. Nugent
Gender
female
Age
74
Address
Poulatar, Co. Tipperary
Language
English