School: Ráth Mhaoláin (Robertson) (roll number 10374)

Rathmullan, Co. Donegal
Éamonn Mac Stiopháin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1088, Page 065

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1088, Page 065

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  3. XML “Marriage Customs”
  4. XML “Famine Period”
  5. XML “Landlords etc”

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  1. Marriage Customs. Subhead 60.
    The usual marriage customs are observed e.g. throwing old shoe after bride, dreaming on wedding cake, wishing "joy" to contracting parties, giving presents etc. I have been unable to find any customs peculiar to district. It is said to be unlucky for three marriages to occur in the same family within a year. Wednesday is considered the luckiest and Saturday the unluckiest day for a wedding to take place.
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    1. activities
      1. social activities (~7)
        1. rites of passage (~573)
          1. marriage (~4,283)
    2. time
      1. historical periods by name (~25)
        1. the great famine (~4,013)
    3. place-space-environment
      1. land management (~4,110)
  3. Subhead 18. Landlords etc. The name of the chief landlord was Batt. He had the name of being rather tyrannical but I have not heard of any "clearances" carried out by him. Members of the family still survive in the district. The last landlord of the family - Thomas Batt would never allow his tenants to cut peat
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