School: Mercy Convent, Cootehill

Muinchille, Co. an Chabháin
Sr M. Aidan
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1018, Page 171

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  1. 1. Candlemas day bright and clear brings two winters in one year.
    2. A wet and windy May fills the barn with corn and hay.
    3 When the soot falls it is a sign of rain.
    4. When walls become damp it is a sign of rain.
    5. When grass is covered with dew in the morning it is a sign of good-weather.
    6. A green Christmas brings a full church yard.
    Local Beliefs.
    1. Evil Eye. To give a drink to a person with evil eye means loss of milk and butter.
    2. If the Evil eyes is cast on an animal burn the alphabet under animal's nose. If this is not successful in curing get piece of person's coat and burn it or cause person to come and say "God bless the animal.
    3. Cows are supposed to be struck by elves are cured by the water in which elf stones, silver and copper nails have been boiled.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
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      1. creidiúint (~391)
        1. creidiúint choiteann (~2,535)
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