School: Cill Cruim / Killocrim (roll number 17072)

Killacrim, Co. Kerry
Micheál Óg Ó Catháin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0407D, Page 17_013

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before May Day is considered lucky for cures. People pay rounds at Blessed Wells for cures on that day. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays are supposed to be lucky days.

Our local fishermen start to prepare for the fishing season on March 1st. They have to repair their boats and tar them to prevent any leak. They also have to repair their nets and tar them. A day or so before the season opens each man loads his net into the boat and then sails on to the appointed spot for fishing. Then the first man landed is entitled to the first haul and so on till each man gets his turn. The way they fish is that two men go in the boat, one man oars or guides, the second man leaves

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Seán T. Ó Murchadha
Killacrim, Co. Kerry