School: Killinaboy (roll number 12557)

Killinaboy, Co. Clare
Donncha Ó Céilleachair
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0614, Page 290

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  1. It is lucky to find a horse shoe nail lost. When a coal or sod falls from the fire a stranger is coming. It is not lucky to look behind you at night. When a person dies the clock is stopped, and the mirror is turned on the wall.

    Collected by: - Séamus Ó Diolúin Dromoher.
    Told by: - John Callinan, Crossard.
    (65 years)
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. genre
      1. belief (~391)
        1. folk belief (~2,535)
    2. activities
      1. social activities (~7)
        1. rites of passage (~573)
    Séamus Ó Diolúin
    Drummoher, Co. Clare
    John Callinan
    Crossard, Co. Clare
  2. No fire is let out of the house while the churn is being made. A cock crowing is a sign of a funeral.

    Collected by: - Tréasa Nic Aodha, Carhunamodra.
    Told by: - James Roche, Carhunamodra, (her grandfather.)
    (73 years)
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
  3. The bride-groom borrows a sovereign or a half sovereign which he places under the ring on the bride’s hand She is supposed to buy something for the house with it. When the couple to be married are leaving their home an old shoe is thrown after them for good luck. If a person lit his pipe while the churn was being made he should not go away without putting the size of his head in it, if not it would never be made.

    Collected by Áine Ní Chuinn, Coad.
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    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.