School: Johnstown (roll number 877)

Johnstown, Co. Meath
Miss H.C. Hickie
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0687, Page 133

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  1. It is considered very unlucky to come in the door with anything on your shoulder.
    Turn your money in your pocket when you see the new moon.
    Unlucky to see the new moon through glass.
    If a farmer burns elder sticks bad luck is supposed to come on the cows.
    If you make the sign of the cross when you see the new moon you will never have a toothache.
    Neither buy nor sell on Sunday
    Don't turn the mattress on Friday.
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