School: Páirc Íseal (C.) (roll number 4794)

Location:
Lowpark, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Sorcha Ní Dhumhnaigh

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Marriage Lore

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0117, Page 94

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1. "Marry in brown, you will out of town, Marry in blue, you are sure to be true, Marry in red, you will wish yourself dead, Marry in black, you will wish yourself back, Marry in yellow, ashamed of the fellow, Marry in green, ashamed to be seen, Marry in pink, your spirits will sink, Marry in white, you have chosen aright, Marry in pearl, you will in a whirl."
2. A tongs is thrown after the couple when leaving the house, to be married, to put luck on them.
3. An old shoe is thrown after the couple for luck.
4. It is lucky to break something at the wedding.
5. Happy is the bride that the sun shines on.

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Collector
Kathleen Doherty
Gender
female
Address
Lowpark, Co. Mayo
Language
English