School: Lisball

Lisball, Co. Cavan
S. Doherty
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1010, Page 075

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    crumbs of bread behind __ yourself, some poor soul, or some of the "Good People" might need them.
    18) To build a house on a "fairy pass."
    19) To allow any persons when you are churning to enter the house without taking a "Brash". A "brash" means taking the "Churn-dash" in the hand, and pushing it down through the milk which is being churned.
    20. To look behind you when proceeding on a journey.
    21. To hold crickets, or interfere with them in any way.
    Some people are reputed to be possessed of the "evil eye", and it is alleged that when they cast that eye upon a young child, there is grave danger of some evil - perhaps early death befalling it. Those people are also supposed to affect animals in the same way. And as a counteract to their evil gaze, you should say to yourself when meeting them: - "God bless their heart, and eyes, and all they see & ever will see.
    Red ribbons are tied to stallion horses to prevent them being "over-lucked". Of course many people affirm the ribbons for ornamental purposes.
    An old shoe is tied behind the car in which a wedding party is being driven -- This is supposed to
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    S. Doherty
    Lisball, Co. Cavan
    Mr Phil Gaynor
    Bailieborough, Co. Cavan