School: An Clochán (B)

Location:
An Clochán, Co. na Gaillimhe
Teacher:
An Br. Angelo Mac Shámhais
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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0004, Page 099

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0004, Page 099

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  1. If you go under a ladder you will never grow. If you see a magpie on the road it is bad luck. If you meet a red haired woman on the road going to the fair you should turn back. You should never put on your left shoe first in the morning. If you are in bed when you hear the cuckoo you will be lazy all the year around. If you are up when you hear the cuckoo you will not be lazy. What is one man's food is another man's poison. Long ago people had a charm for putting away rats. In Errislannarn there was a man and his house was full of rats. And a hedge school master was going around. He told the school master that his house was full of rats. And this school master had a charm for putting away rats. He wrote on a piece of paper some words and he left it beside the rat hole. And
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    Topics
    1. seánra
      1. ealaín bhéil (~1,483)
        1. seanfhocail (~4,377)
    Language
    English
    Collector
    Francis Connolly
    Gender
    Male
    Informant
    Anne Kearny
    Gender
    Female
    Age
    70
    Address
    An Clochán, Co. na Gaillimhe