School: An Clochar, Oileán Ciarraí (roll number 14952)

Location:
Castleisland, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
An tSr. Caoimhín

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Marriage Customs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0447, Page 127

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The time of the year for marriage is from small Christmas to Shrove Tuesday, The unlucky months for marriage are May, August and December. Long ago when people were getting married they used to give animals but now they give money instead. Long ago they used to get married in houses, but now they get married in churches, and they used to have a feast in the house for a few days. The day before they were married they were not

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Collector
Alice Griffin
Gender
female
Informant
Mrs Lucey
Gender
female
Address
Castleisland, Co. Kerry
Language
English