School: An t-Éadan Mór

Location:
Edenmore, Co. Monaghan
Teacher:
S. Mac Philib

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Superstitions

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0960, Page 287

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Lucky Omens
1 A black cat crossing the road.
2 To trip when going up stairs.
3 To find a half-penny, a horse shoe, a nail or a pin or any piece of iron.
4 To find a wish-bone in your dinner.
5 To have a horseshoe hung above the door.
6 A robin coming into the house.
7 To see two magpies at once.
8 When the right eat is warm.
9 To meet a horse when going on a journey.
10 To hear a cuckoo early in the morning.
11 To turn money the first time a new moon is seen.
12 When you stand hazel rods up against your churn you will have plenty of butter.
13 To spill sugar.
14 To cut your nails on Friday.
15 to turn your cap when you see a new moon.
16 To begin work on Friday.
17 To put on a right shoe first.
18 to tie a red rag on a cow's tail to keep other
19 people from blinking your cows.
20 to dram about a white horse.
21 For a red haired woman to come into the
22 house first on May morning.

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