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Catalogue of Brand Material.

III. General Observances.

[a) Things forbidden.

To give food, fire or anything else out of the house

[h] Things enjoined.

" No Christian should be without [flesh] meat in his house at Seraft " -

LOCALITY.

South Connemara (Kil- keiran, Carna).

Wexford.

(c) Viands, and Ceremonial re Viands.

Remains of meat hung in

chimney till Easter - Pancakes ^ . _ .

Dream of a future husband on a piece of pancake rolled in a stocking - - -

(d) Other Observances.

Weddings customary -

Cockfighting (extinct) -

Wexford.

Londonderry (Maghera, 1 814), Cork, Kerry.

Clare (Kilrush).

Leitrim, Londonderry

(Maghera), Clare. Connaught.

IV. Local Observance.

" Skellig Lists " (rhyming lists of

maids and bachelors whimsically

paired, pubhshed at Seraft) - Cork and Kerry. " Boys " tied women to railings - Cork.

MAN.

I. Proverb.

" On Shrove Tuesday night though thy supper be fat, Before Easter Day thou may'st fast for that."

II. Viands.

Dinner ; " crowdy " (oatmeal porridge) made with gravy. Supper ; meat, pudding, and pancakes.- A ring and silver coin for marriage divinations are thrown into the batter.

1 Vallancey says Irish baked cakes and offered them to the Queen of Heaven or the Moon, in February, to secure peace and plenty.

^Otherwise described as "a late dinner of broth, pudding and meat." Cf. the " No broth, no ball ; no ball, no beef," of Mrs. Gaskell's Cranford.