School: Virginia (B)

Location:
Virginia, Co. Cavan
Teacher:
E. Ó Raghallaigh

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into a new house there are two days regarded as unlucky. They say - Saturday's and Tuesday's flitting is a short sitting.

If a person has to get the cure of the evil he has to get it made on Mondays and Thursdays. If he got it made on any other day of the week he would not get better. It is very unlucky to throw out water on a New Years day. The people say you are throwing away your luck. It is very unlucky to get married on the thirteenth of any month.

Collector
Brendan Murray
Gender
male
Address
Virginia, Co. Cavan
Informant
Bridget Duffy
Gender
female
Age
75
Address
Virginia, Co. Cavan
Language
English

To boil eggs on Good Friday and give them to cattle is a good cure for the scour.