School: Cluain Leamhac (Cloonloo) (roll number 12767)

Cloonloogh, Co. Sligo
Ml. Mac Lochlainn
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0188, Page 036

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0188, Page 036

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  1. Marriages generally take place during
    shrove-tide which is from January the
    sixth to Ash Wedensday. The Saturday
    after Ash Wedensday is called Salting
    day because on that day all the
    Marriageable boys and girls who are not
    married are sprinkled with salt. The
    months that are thought unlucky are
    May and September, and it is said that
    the May bride will fail away. All the days
    except Sunday, Monday and Thursday are
    thought unlucky. Also the thirteenth of the
    month is said to be unlucky. Money is
    given as a dowry and on rare occasions stock
    and goods are given. About a hundred years
    ago marriage used to take place in the of
    the bride. Long ago the bride and groom
    used to select a man each and they used
    to run from the chapel to the house for a
    bottle of whiskey. If the brides man won the
    bride would live the longest and if the grooms
    man won the groom would live the longest.
    The night of the wedding, there is a
    wedding feast and uninvited guests called
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    1. activities
      1. social activities (~7)
        1. rites of passage (~573)
          1. marriage (~4,283)