School: Gortnessy (roll number 7235)

Location:
Gortinessy, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
M. Nic Sheáin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1030, Page 332

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The 13th day of a month is said to be unlucky for marrying. Monday and Saturday are also supposed to be unlucky days.

There is usually money given to the girl who is about to be married. People were not married in their own houses.
The people had a white suit for being married in. There were only a few people in the district who had this suit and other people who had none borrowed it from them. There is always a wedding feast. There were parties of “strawboys” in this district.
The people went on horse-back to the wedding and the wide sat behind the husband.