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List all the Irish Superstitions you know of and what is the meaning and origin i.e. what part of Ireland is it from, who did you hear it from, do you believe it and does it scare you or make you happy etc.

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Superstition in Irish folklore

Started by Anne Mc Loone. Last reply by NIta Oct 27, 2009. 2 Replies

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Comment by Sam Thompson on July 31, 2009 at 4:10
My mum would say if you had a wart, cut a potato in half and rub it on the affected site. Then wrap it like a little parcel and leave it somewhere to be picked up by someone else. When it was unwrapped they would be afflicted with your wart. I often used to think of the tinman or the coalman finding all these little "presents" and as such be covered in warts.
Comment by NIta on July 30, 2009 at 23:56
I just sent it off.
Comment by NIta on July 30, 2009 at 23:49
Thank you. I am on it!
Comment by Siusan O'Rourke & Zig Zeitler on July 30, 2009 at 22:46
Yes Nita.. Please send it along we do read music here.
I believe Brendan explained how to send it.. for me it would come to
Thankyou .. cant wait to hear it I would have to believe with a name like that it has to good.
Also Brendan thanks for putting up the Group.. its great fun.
Comment by Brendan O'Neill on July 30, 2009 at 22:13
e- mail: In the E-mail doc. you should see a field stating 'attachment'. Click on that and then find your file to attach. If you have a non mac computer you might see a 'browse' field. If you do click on that and then find your file - click twice and your attachment will automatically attach to the e-mail.
Comment by NIta on July 30, 2009 at 22:06
Not to be kind ignorant but how do I send an attachment. Where do I send it?
Comment by Brendan O'Neill on July 30, 2009 at 21:32
Nita: Yes I would like that tune.

Thank you all for contributing to this group. You all have made it very interesting.
Comment by Brendan O'Neill on July 30, 2009 at 21:07
Susan & Zig: Yes, I can read music in an ok manner and would like the music. Also, you are right about GUILT, it is what keeps us in line. If I had not guilt in my life growing up as a kid I would have been worst than I was! Ha! We Irish are a stubborn lot, and very determined! This is not a mental condition but a natural quality that lets us survive. Otherwise the British would have erased our race long ago. Keep those superstitions coming.
Comment by NIta on July 30, 2009 at 19:10
Susan & Zig, I don't know if there are any words to The Fair Haired White Skinned Calf. I have the tune which I can send you as an attachment if you read music.
I am currently putting together (with my artist husband) a book of tunes which either come from the Faries or the titles of which are connected to Fairy lore and legend. I just retired and am working manically on this as it is a project close to my heart and a gift to leave my grandchildren and their children.
Comment by Siusan O'Rourke & Zig Zeitler on July 30, 2009 at 18:57
Okay Nita.. not to change the subject but Im a bit into IRISH song and I would be very interested in hearing more about the Fair haired White Skinned Calf!

And Brendan.. yes they are scary but thats what being Irish is all about.. that and Guilt! Its what keeps us in Line. Fear and Guilt or sometimes.. its Guilt and Fear depending on the County your from.

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