School: Sruthar (C.)

Location:
Shrule, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Bríd, Bean Uí Éanacháin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0102, Page 156

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They used to have a great days outing and this was called " an eirige amac".

Shrove Tuesday was called "Máirt na smut" because marriageable girls looked cross and sulky at the market on that day, because they were not married during shrove.
Long ago they used to have cabbage and bacon for the wedding supper. On the wedding night also, boys used to come uninvited but disguised to the wedding. They used to have straw ropes bound around them, and they used to have a tin can for porter which they got from the bridegroom. these boys were called "Stucairi " and sometimes "fir tuige".
When the couple were a month married they paid a visit to the girls house, (the months visit) and the girl remained at her old home for a week. After a few weeks the parents of the girl used to come to visit her, and they brought her a large wooden box for holding clothes and also bed-clothes. When they were a year married they got a heifer from the girls father. This was called "colpa spre".

Collector
Bríghid Ní Mhocháin
Gender
female
Address
Cahernabrock, Co. Mayo
Informant
Thomas Moughan
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Age
60
Address
Cahernabrock, Co. Mayo
Language
English