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- This is a prayer which every person used say. There was no particular time for saying it but it was never forgotten when people went into a church. It was almost the first prayer every child learned to say from its mother.
"A Dhia atá thuas sa bFlaitheas líon mé le gean ort fhéin.
Cuir in mo chroidhe do ghrádh-sa is na leig ar shiochrán uait mé.
A Mhuire a Mháthair an Aon-Mhic tugaim duit fhéin onóir.
Iarr tuse na grásta go léir dhom agus cuir do brat thart orm le'm chosaint ar bhaoghal go bráth.
A Íosa éist le Do Mháthair atá ag guidhe ar mo shon-sa agus ná iúltuigh a paidreacha a Dhia ró-Thighearna, Ámén.
This was a prayer which was said when in bed at night. Four corners in my bed four angels on them spread Mathew Mark, Luke and John God bless the bed that I lie on, and if I die before I wake you pray to God my soul to take.
It was the special prayer to be said on that occasion.
My grandfather thinks that there was no special prayer to be said when raking the fire. Sometimes they used make the sign of the cross on the ashes with the tongs before going to bed. When going(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
- Pádhraic Ó Reachtaire