School: Tuairín Chathail (B.) (roll number 10392)

Location:
Tooreencahill, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
Diarmuid Ó Cróinín

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Local Marriage Customs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0452, Page 220

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Local Marriage Customs
Shrove is the time of the year in which people get married in this district. In olden times May was rather an unlucky month for people to get married.
Shrove begins early in January and ends on Shrove Tuesday.
The people arrange a meeting before they get married, and if the boy has the land, the girl must take a fortune to him and if the girl has the land, the boy must take a fortune to her.
In olden times the people used to get married in houses. The young boys dress in straw and go "straying" to the house of the wedding. In older times the man and his wife used to go to the chapel on horse-back.
Jerry Sheehan
Tuneencahill
Gneevguilla
Rathmore
Co. Kerry

William Sheehan age 52 22-1-38
Tuneencahill
Gneevguilla
Rathmore
Co. Kerry

Collector
Jerry Sheehan
Gender
male
Address
Tooreencahill, Co. Kerry
Informant
William Sheehan
Gender
male
Age
52
Address
Tooreencahill, Co. Kerry
Language
English