School: Garryhill

Garryhill, Co. Carlow
Pádraig Ó Riain
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0905, Page 308

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0905, Page 308

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  1. To break a mirror means seven years bad luck.
    To dream of a death is the sign of a birth.
    To dream of a wedding is the sign of a christening.
    If the left palm itches you are getting money.
    If the right palm itches it means a strange shake hands.
    If the left ear is hot someone is talking good about you.
    If the right ear is hot someone is talking bad about you.
    Wish and bow when you see the new moon for the first time.
    The first person the cat looks at when she washes her face, will die first
    To dream you lost a tooth means you have lost a friend.
    To cry on your birthday means you will cry every day of the year.
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    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
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        1. folk belief (~2,535)