School: Clochar na Trócaire, Béal Átha na Sluagh

Location:
Ballinasloe, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Sr. M. Oiliféar

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Local Marriage Customs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0029, Page 0152

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3. Girls on their wedding morning have a custom that they must wear something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue. The Saturday of the January fair is called match-making day. The most marriages are from that, until Shrobe [Shrove] Tuesday.
The month of June is the best for marriages, because it is the month of the roses. An old saying about the day for a wedding is Monday for health, Tuesday for wealth, Wednesday the best day of all,
T[h]ursday for losses, Friday for crosses, Saturday no day at all.
Got from
Miss K Egan
Church Hill
Ballinasloe

Informant
Miss K. Egan
Gender
female
Address
Church Hill, Co. Galway
Language
English