Stories or Customs

Abstract: Story collected by Richard Gladney, a student at Drummond school (Drummin, Co. Carlow) (no informant identified).

Original reference: 0903/2/163

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Stories or Customs [duchas:5029851]

It is the custom with some people in this district to mark eggs with the date of the month so that when the eggs are hatched they would know how long the chickens took to come out. Other people believe that if you set eggs on Sunday you would have no luck with them. They also put iron in the nest in which the eggs are being hatched as it is supposed to safeguard the chickens against thunder or lightning.

Origin information
Drummin, Co. Carlow
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
p. 468
Volume 0903
Collected as part of the Schools' Folklore scheme, 1937-1938, under the supervision of teacher P. Ó Murchadha.
Agriculture   linked data (lcsh)
School location
DrumminAn DroimínDrumminSt. Mullin'sSt. Mullin's LowerCarlow
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Original reference: 0903/2/163

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"Stories or Customs"in "The Schools' Manuscript Collection," held by University College Dublin, National Folklore Collection UCD. © University College Dublin. Digital content by: Glenbeigh Records Management, published by UCD Library, University College Dublin <>
Collected as part of the Schools' Folklore scheme, 1937-1938, under the supervision of teacher P. Ó Murchadha.
Supported by funding from the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Ireland), University College Dublin, and the National Folklore Foundation (Fondúireacht Bhéaloideas Éireann), 2014-2016.
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Metadata creation date: 2014/2016 — Metadata created by Fiontar, Dublin City University, in collaboration with the National Folklore Collection UCD and UCD Library. Original Fiontar metadata converted into MODS by UCD Library.

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