School: Garryhill

Garryhill, Co. Carlow
Pádraig Ó Riain
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0905, Page 306

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  1. Magpies: One for sorrow
    Two for mirth
    Three for a wedding
    Four for a birth.
    Irish people consider it very unlucky to-
    1) Bring hawthorn into the house.
    2) Meet a red-haired woman on the road.
    3) Open an umbrella in the house.
    4) Go back for something you forgot if you have already started on a journey.
    5) To pull bushes out of rath.
    6) To walk under a ladder.
    7) To spill the salt.
    8) Dream about priests or nuns.
    9) Wear green.
    10) Break a mirror.
    11) To see the new moon through glass for the first moon.
    12) Grey at a wedding.
    13) To sit thirteen at table.
    (continues on next page)
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. genre
      1. belief (~391)
        1. folk belief (~2,535)