School: Dubh-Áth (B.) (roll number 11067)

Location:
Duagh, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
Seán Ó Conchobhair

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Local Marriage Customs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0410, Page 109

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The marriage customs of Ireland have changed since the last century. Now it is motor cars that drive the wedding parties, but long ago it was on horseback all the parties went to the church. The bride rode behind the best man to church and rode home behind her husband.
The matchmaker was an outstanding figure in the country - side during Shrove, and his appearance at any house during this period aroused

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Collector
Pádraig Mac Sithigh
Gender
male
Informant
Pádraig Mac Síthigh
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Language
English