School: Béal Átha Conaill (2)

Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan
M. Laing

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0968, Page 045

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the corners of the frame, and tie them at the top. Then I get more thicker sallies and put them between the fine sallies until I get to the top. Then I put a fine sally under it and I fasten it - it is called a pan. Then I get a forked stick and another sally and I set it.
A catapult:- I get a forked stick about nine inches and leave about three inches of the fork. Then I get elastic or rubber and tie it on to the two tops of the fork. Then I put a stone in the end of the rubber and place the stick in the left hand and pull the rubber with all my might in my right hand and then let go. A good catapult will send a stone about fifty yards.

The Lore of Certain Days

It is said to be unlucky to get married on Saturday.
"If you marry in Lent you live to repent"
"If you marry in May you "rue" the day"
It is said to be unlucky to go near water on Whitsuntide.
"Saturday's flitting makes a short sitting"
If Garlic is planted on Good Friday there is a cure for the cold in it.

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