School: Loughkeeren

Location:
Knockatemple, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Anna M. Warde

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Local Marriage Customs - Matchmaking

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0120, Page 83

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A young man would choose the girl he wished to be married to. He would tell his wish to a man, a friend of his. This man would go to the girls people and tell them such a man wished to marry their daughter. This man was called the match-maker. If the girls people were satisfied, the parties met and a marriage was arranged.

Collector
Sara Hall
Gender
female
Address
Loughkeeraun Well, Co. Mayo
Language
English