Posted by Murrisk on July 01, 2001 at 22:47:58:
In Reply to: Re: Umbrellas posted by Butch on July 01, 2001 at 05:06:52:
My parents were remarkeably free from superstitions or pisrógs, however, common pisrógs included not walking under a ladder, fear of a black cat crossing the road ahead of you, not disturbing certain blackthorn trees, never disturbing a fairy fort, fear of getting 'turned around' by the faires in certain fields and not being able to find your way out, a candle in the window at Christmas to guide the Holy Family, using water caught in a hollow in a stone to cure warts, stone cairns at a site where some one died on a road, the belief 'happy the corpse the rain falls on', the belief that the future could be foretold by the contents of the barm brack (ring, coin etc), crossed shovels left over a newly dug grave before the corpse is interred, and patterns associated with the saint of the district. There used to be paintings of patterns held on the Reek in the pub at Murrisk.
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