School: Kilmore (roll number 16637)

Kilmore, Co. Roscommon
Máiréad, Bean Mhic Giolla Críost
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0254, Page 211

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  1. The people of this locality have great belief in the magpie. They consider it a terrible bad sign if setting out on a journey the meet one magpie. They are very happy and contented if they meet two. There is a local rhyme which a great deal of the people have great faith in. Here it is. The figures refer to seeing magpies.
    One mag and a great number of crows were the sign of death.
    One for sorrow,
    Tow for joy,
    Three for a marriage,
    Four for a boy,
    Five for silver,
    Six for gold,
    and Seven for a secret,
    That can never be told.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
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