Volume: CBÉ 0221

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    Rats will never stay on a ship that is going to sink...

    Rats will never stay on a ship that is going to sink. This is supposed to be a fact, and it has often turned out to be the truth. Some people will not sail on a ship themselves when there would be no rats in it for they firmly believe that it is going to sink.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Date
    15 August 1936
    Item type
    Lore
    Language
    English
    Writing mode
    Handwritten
    Writing script
    Roman script
    Informant
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    Along the sea coast from Kerry to Galway...

    Along the sea coast from Kerry to Galway, the people have a belief that the sea will take from you whatever you take from it.
    There was a lifeboat inspector in Kilmore recently and he said that there were eight people saved off the Galway coast just before the Aranmore disaster. Not long after this there were nineteen lost coming from Scotland, and the people
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    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.