Fridays – Irish Beliefs and Customs about the Sick & the Dead

Ireland –

Illustration – Harry Clarke, from Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe, 1916

Lady Wilde, 1888;

‘A sick person must not be visited on a Friday, not by any person who has just quitted a wake and looked upon the dead.The hair and nails of a sick person must not be cut till after recovery.’

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