School: Drumcrow

Drumcrow, Co. Cavan
B. Boylan
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0982, Page 144

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  1. People believe that it is unlucky to begin work on certain days. There are many old sayings to show this "Saturday's flitting is a short sitting".
    2. Some people say it is unlucky to dig a grave on Tuesdays.
    3. It is unlucky to throw out ashes on a May day.
    4. It is said if you wash your face with the dew on a May morning you would not be sunburned the whole year around.
    5. If you abstain from meat on a St. Stephen's Day you would never take the fever.
    6. It is unlucky to start anything on a Saturday or to wear anything new on that day.
    7. If it rains on the 26th July it
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