School: Curratavy

Corratawy, Co. Cavan
E. Ó Gallchobhair
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0964, Page 153

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    she bled so much that the water turned red. This is how loch "Dearg" got its name. This is when the custom began of breaking the shell after eating an egg.
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  2. 15th June '38
    Emblems and objects of Value
    Emblems and objects were much believed in here in olden times. For instance, St Brigid's cross, "Broc Brighide", palm, Christmas Holly, and holy Water. St Brigid's cross is placed in outhouses, to bring good luck on the cattle. It was also known as a protection against the "evil eye". "Broc Brighide" was known as a cure. It was thrown across the person suffering. Palm blessed on palm Sunday was kept in the house, and in the byres. It was believed to keep out anything evil coming in. Holly was always put in the house for Xmas Eve. Holy water was much observed in olden times. A little bottle of it are hung up in the roof of the houses.
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