School: Bush, Riverstown (roll number 11689)

The Bush, Co. Louth
Mrs Christmas
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0658, Page 013

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  1. Folk Tales
    Here are some of the old folk tales that old people used to tell.
    It is unlucky to have a crowing hen and if a cock crows in the door there is someone coming in,but if he crows out there is somebody going to die in the house.
    It is lucky to put 13 hen eggs under a hen and it is unlucky to put geese eggs under a hen where there are horses kept.
    It is lucky to see a rat cross the road,but if he goes half way and turns back it is unlucky.
    If you break a mirror you will have bad luck for seven years.
    If you ride an ass with your head to his tail you will see the fairies at night.
    It is lucky to keep an ass.
    If you have any friends on sea and if you do not put the spoon out through the egg shell,the fairies will go out to sea in the egg shell and the boat will be lost.
    Edwin Bothwell age 11 years.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
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    Edwin Bothwell