School: Drom Fada (roll number 16137)

Location:
Drumfad, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Bean Mhic Coluínn

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Local Marriage Customs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1090, Page 277

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Local Marriage Customs
Marriages mostly took place in January and February. Sometimes a pair might get married in Lent but it was forbidden by all the Churches. The people were allowed to be married after Easter. No people were married in Advent. It was generally from November to the first or second of January.
There were some matches made near where I live. It is said that a step-father chose a wife from a man named Borland. Some of the months were supposed to be unlucky and some were supposed to be lucky. May was not a lucky month. June, July and August were supposed to be lucky months.
When girls were getting married they were

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Collector
Florence Mc Collum
Gender
female
Address
Carran Lower and Upper, Co. Donegal
Informant
Mr Bernard Price
Gender
male
Address
Ballynashannagh, Co. Donegal
Language
English