School: Loughkeeren

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

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Local Marriage Customs - Pus Sunday

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0120, Page 90

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Pus Sunday was the first Sunday in Lent. Those who expected to get married in Seraft and did not , were supposed to have "Pus" on that day. It was a custom in this locality long ago that young boys would gather in groups at the Church gates with salt in their pockets. This they shook on the ladies as they passed into Mass on this Sunday.

Mary Keane
Knockatemple
Ballyvary

Collector
Mary Keane
Gender
female
Address
Knockatemple, Co. Mayo
Language
English