School: Loughkeeren

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

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Local Marriage Customs - The Drag

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0120, Page 84

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When the match was made and the day appointed the boy and girl invited their friends to the marriage. Each man had a horse and sometimes a horse and a sidecar. The boy and girl that were married rode on the same horse returning from the church. Each man carried a lady behind him on his horse. The whole crowd going to or coming from the church was the Drag.

Collector
Patrick Commins
Gender
male
Address
Rathrowan, Co. Mayo
Language
English