School: Clochar na Trócaire, Cill Chaoi

Location:
Kilkee, Co. Clare
Teacher:
Máire Gromail
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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0628, Page 136

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  1. Certain days were set aside in olden times for marriages beggining a journey and even for cutting finger or toe nails. There is an old rhyme about the latter which goes like this:-
    " Cut them on Monday you cut them for health
    Cut them on Tuesday you cut them for wealth
    Cut them on Wednesday you cut them for sorrow
    Cut them on Thursday you will meet true friends tomorrow
    Cut them on Friday great wealth you must seek
    Cut them on Saturday bad luck for a week.
    In the same way it was believed that children born on certain days were gifted or not and the rhyme goes like this:- Monday's child is fair of face. Tuesday's child is full of grace. Wednesday's
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    Mrs Gibson
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