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School: Clonmacnoise

Location:
Clonmacnoise, Co. Offaly
Teacher:
P. Ó Maolmhuaidh

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New Year's Day

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0812, Page 122

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New Year's Day
1. If you borrow on New Year's Day you will borrow every day in the year.
2. If you cry on New Year's Day you will be crying the rest of the year.
3. If you threw out ashes on New Year's Day you will be throwing out your luck.
4. If you get money on New Year's Day you will be lucky
5. If the Shannon rises on New Year's Eve we will have a dear year.
6. If you tell a lie on New Year's Day will keep telling lies all the year.
7. Some people will not throw out ashes on New Year's Day or Handsel Monday for fear they would throw away their luck.
8. If a black haired man or any man comes into the house first on New's Day you will have luck

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