School: Kilcullen (B.)

Location:
Kilcullen, Co. Kildare
Teacher:
Pádraig Ó Broin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0776D, Page 07_008

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Whitsuntide calves or foals are said to be unlucky and long ago they put the animal in a grave for a few minutes. A man had two foals on Whitsuntide day and a month after he was found then drowned,
Also they say to sow potatoes on the twenty ninth of the month is unlucky. They say you have a bad crop.
To break a mirror is seven years bad luck and to hear a cock crow late at night is unlucky.
My uncle aged about 60 told me that.