School: Fleasgach (roll number 15842)

Location:
Flaskagh More, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Ss. Ó Maonaigh

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shook his head three times and then jumped up on his feet as lively as ever. The priest said nothing but mounted his horse and rode away. He never interfered with the witch after that.

June is said to be the luckiest month of the year to get married. Side cars and horses that was used for driving home. The people lit sheafs of straw on the roads. Old shoes were thrown after the couple for luck. The bride was to wear something borrowed. The people round the place dressed themselves up and went to the houses looking for money. Straw boys came also singing and dancing.

Collector
Nora Shally
Gender
female
Address
Flaskagh More, Co. Galway
Informant
Mrs Shally
Relation
unknown
Gender
female
Address
Flaskagh More, Co. Galway
Language
English