School: An Clochar, Banada (roll number 11887)

Location:
Banada, Co. Sligo
Teacher:
An tSr M. de Lellis

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Marriage Customs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0173, Page 144

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It was believed that there were certain days unlucky for marriages - Saturdays, Sundays, Shrove Tuesday, November's Day, Christmas Day, and the day of a full moon. It was unlucky for (meet) the bride and bridegroom to meet each other on the morning of the marriage - before meeting in the Church. It was believed that if the bride stumbled or fell she would have bad luck or if either of them sneezed during the ceremony that the fairies

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Collector
Maggie Walsh
Gender
female
Address
Banada, Co. Sligo
Informant
Mathew Doyle
Gender
male
Address
Banada, Co. Sligo
Language
English