School: Aill Bhreac (roll number 12103)

Aillebrack, Co. Galway
Eilís Bean Mhic Chonghaile
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0005, Page 176

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  1. Laithe Airithe.
    Long ago the people would not change furniture on Saturday. They used nearly always change it on Fridays.
    Nor used people like to get married on Saturdays it would bring misfortune to them.
    It was said a child born on Easter Sunday would kill a person before it would die.
    Or a calf born on Easter Sunday would be cross.
    Any boy born on Good Friday would become a priest.
    It is never right to give away milk on the first of May or the first day of the year. It is said you would give away the luck of the milk for the year.
    It is said never to let a stranger milk your cow the first after the first calf or the cow will never have any more milk. The stranger will take away the luck.
    Or never to give away any growing crops without some money even a half penny.
    Long ago the people of every village used to watch to see the first house smoke was in on May morning and they used to say that they would be the first to die.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
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