School: Breac-chluain

Location:
Brackloon South, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Liam Mac Gabhann

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0107, Page 065

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People in olden times believed that Wednesday was the luckiest day for getting married. Matches were made in public houses and whiskey was drunk. On the wedding day a "drag" of ten or twelve cars was engaged. Bonfires on hill tops welcomed the bride and bridegroom home. At night men went from the wedding house looking for drink and they were called whalpers.