School: Oileán Faoide

Location:
Whiddy Island, Co. Cork
Teacher:
Conchobhar Ó Ruairc
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  1. 1. You should never clean your shoes at the fire, because there was a man did it long ago and he had no luck.
    2. You should always wash your legs near the back door, and you should never throw out the water at night until the morning.
    3. When you come home from scoruidheacht you should never be whistling, because there was a man whistled coming home long ago and the fairies came to him and they had like to kill him and all the people said that you should never whistle coming home.
    4. You should never bury eggs in another man's garden. He would have no luck for the year.
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    Topics
    1. genre
      1. belief (~391)
        1. folk belief (~2,535)
    Language
    English