School: Ballinacarrig, Rathdrum

Ballinacarrig Lower, Co. Wicklow
Bean Uí Dhubhghoill
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0918, Page 169

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0918, Page 169

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  1. 1. On Hallow Eve night the young people of the County disguise themselves by putting vizards on their faces & putting old clothes on them, & then they go from house to house singing & dancing & playing melodeons People give them money, which they used to give a big dance.
    2. Placeing 3 bowls on the table one with clay one with water and one with a ring. Then blindfold the person & lead him or her to table & tell him to put his hand in one of the saucers. If he puts his hand in one with water he will be drowned, or if he puts his hand in one with ring he will soon be married, & if he puts it in one with clay, he will soon die.
    3. Stand before a mirror on Hallow Eve night at 12 OClock & hold another mirror over your shoulder & you will see your future husband.
    4. Peal an apple without breaking the peel & throw peel over your shoulder & it will form initial of your future partine [?] on floor.
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