School: Convent Girls' School, Ballymote

Location:
Ballymote, Co. Sligo
Teacher:
Sr. M. Patrick

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Marriage Customs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0183, Page 162

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Long ago when there would be a wedding, men would dress up in straw and they were called "wholpers."
They would go to house where the wedding would take place and they would ask for a drink and sometimes money. Then they would ask a dance with the bride and would dance her up and down the floor. It is considered lucky for them to come.

Collector
Patricia Cryan
Gender
female
Informant
Miss K. Killoran
Gender
female
Address
Ballymote, Co. Sligo
Language
English