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 183

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Matches are made in the district. When an man intends to get married he takes an older man into his confidence, generally a friend of his own. He sends him to the house of some eligible girl to consult her parents about making a match. He generally carries a stick when going on an errand of this kind. When he arrives at the house they

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Collector
Eíblín Ní Ghoillidhe, Evelyn Goley
Gender
female
Address
Williamstown, Co. Galway
Informant
Padhraich Ó Ghoillidhe
Gender
male
Age
circa 60
Address
Williamstown, Co. Galway
Language
English