School: Lochán na mBan (roll number 7816)

Location:
Loughaunnaman, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Tomás Ó Conghaile

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0099, Page 271

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of them are made of iron. The oldest tomb in these grave-yards is about a hundred and fifty years.

Round this part of the country marriages do not take place during the seasons of Lent and Advent. They do not take place during the month of May. It is said to be an unlucky month. They do not take place on a Friday. It is an unlucky day.

First the match is made. The two parties meet together on a market day in a taproom or in a parlour of a public house. Long ago the people used to haste with the “Drag”. There used to be thirty cars hasting home from the church.
The people go to the Bride’s house for the wedding breakfast. That night they

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Collector
Helen Conway
Gender
female
Address
Loughaunnaman, Co. Mayo
Informant
(name not given)
Relation
not a relative
Language
English