School: Loughkeeren

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

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Local Marriage Customs - Patsy Scully

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0120, Page 88

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At Patsy Scully's Hauling Home the party were all on horseback, every man had a girl on the horse behind him. They were hasting from the brides's home to her new home a journey of about ten miles. The married pair were not first at the house. The man and lady who were first, got a bottle of whiskey. The last quarter of a mile of the race was most exciting. It was through Rathruane farm. Night had set in and the hills, steep slopes, marshes, a river and whins were some of the obstacles to be surmounted.
I think Patsy was right not to endanger his wife or himself.

My grandaunt told me the above story.
Celine Warde
St. Ciaran's
Ballyvary

Collector
Celine Warde
Gender
female
Address
Bellavary, Co. Mayo
Informant
(name not given)
Relation
grandparent
Gender
female
Language
English