School: Loughkeeren

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

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Local Marriage Customs - Hauling Home

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0120, Page 87

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The morning after the wedding or two days after the marriage, the newly married man with his friends took the bride to her new home. This was called the Hauling Home.
Men on horses would come to the house each man having a girl behind him. They would set off and haste to see who would be first at her new home.
Eddie Comer Boleyard. Shraheens Balla.

Collector
Eddie Comer
Gender
male
Address
Boleyard, Co. Mayo
Language
English