School: Baile Ruadh (Cailíní)

Location:
Ballyroe, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Máire, Bean Uí Fhearghail

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Local Marriage Customs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0013, Page 174

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The period of the year during which marriages usually take place in this district is during Shove that is from the 6th of January to the 9th of February. On Shove Tuesday salt is shaken on the marriageable boys and girls who did not get married to keep them fresh until the next season.

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Collector
Máire Nich Mhadáin
Gender
female
Address
Williamstown, Co. Galway
Informant
Bean Mhich Aodha
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Age
circa 82
Address
Williamstown, Co. Galway
Language
mixed