School: Gort na Díogha (roll number 15587)

Gortnadeeve West, Co. Galway
Séamus Ó Dochartaigh, Bean Uí Dhochartaigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0016, Page 046

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Green or Brown are unlucky colours for a girl to wear when getting married.
Sign of bad luck if wedding day is wet.
Not right for a girl to return to her old home inside a month from day of marriage.
Not right or lucky to make her own wedding rig out. Married couple should dance the first round.

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John Petit was a great shoemaker who used to live in Fartown.

John Pettit was a great shoemaker who used to live in Fartown.
Owen Croghan: was a famous blacksmith: He had his forge in Mick Collins's field Later on Jim Lyons and his brother Pat erected a forge near their own house. A forge is still there.
Mary Keane was a great dressmaker in Fartown.
Miss Lennon: was another dressmaker in Friaryland.
Shoe polish: of long ago was not like what we have today. The soot dust was scraped off the pot and mixed with a little water and then put on shoes.
Thos. B. says many a time we put a
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Thomas Brennan
Knockmascahill, Co. Galway