School: Coillte Bó (roll number 15984)

Location:
Kiltybo, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Michael S. Ó Ceallaigh

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Local Marriage Cusoms

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0107, Page 468

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After Easter marriages usually take place in this part of the district. It is unlucky to get married in the month of May. There is an old saying connected with it: "If you marry in May you will dearly pay."
It is an old custom to make pan cakes on Shrove Tuesday.
Matches are made in the district. It is thought unluckly to marry on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Money is given as dowry, and goods and stock are also given.
The old people do not remember of marriages taking place in the houses. There is an old custom of lighting fires on the road-side for the young married pair. A marriage feast is held in the house where
the married people are going to live

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Collector
Agnes Finn
Gender
female
Address
Cuiltybo, Co. Mayo
Informant
Mrs Finn
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Address
Cuiltybo, Co. Mayo
Language
English