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Superstitions at the Hiring Fair

Superstitions at the Hiring Fair

Pat Coyle, Mrs. Emerson, Ann Maguire and William McKay Kenny talk about the various superstitions connected with journey to Fair including the bad luck associated with meeting a bare footed or red headed woman.

We learn how cattle were said to be protected by a hazel stick and by plaiting a red thread in their tails as well as how geese were “shod” with tar and sand by Mr Bill. (Broadcast: 03/03/1954)


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