School: Creatlach (B.)

Location:
Cratloe, Co. Clare
Teacher:
Seán Breathnach

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Deaths and Funerals

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0597, Page 100a

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There are several practiced about deaths and funerals such as, when a bee-keeper or a person who has bees dies, the bees mist be told if not, the bees would die or go away , a crape should also be hung over the door of the hive.
People also say that it is unlucky to take a or corpse through a porch.
People say if men are digging a grave and if they dig the wrong grave they should kill a hen or a chicken and bury it in the grave.
Another pishogue is, the person who washes and shaves a corpse should throw out the. Water with which the corpse is washed.

Collector
Eddie Punch
Gender
male
Address
Cratloemoyle, Co. Clare
Language
English