School: Baile an Chaisil B.

Location:
Ballycastle, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Mícheál de Búrca

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The Marriages of Long Ago

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0139, Page 580

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At the marriages the bride was supposed to wear

"Something borrowed,
Something blue,
Something old, and
something new."
After the marriage cermony the married couple walked out of the Chapel, side by side for it is said that if they walked out one after another that the last one out would be the first to die.
When they came out of the chapel some one would throw rice on them.
The people would not allow but one married woman at the marriage.

Collector
Paddy Kelly
Gender
male
Address
Ballycastle, Co. Mayo
Informant
Tomás Ó Ceallaigh
Gender
male
Age
53
Address
Ballycastle, Co. Mayo
Language
English