School: Sriantaigh (roll number 8015)

Sreenty, Co. Monaghan
P. Mac Aodha Bhuí
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0934, Page 123

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  1. 1. Match-making.
    Groom + comrade (called a blackfoot) go to house of bride and bring whisky with them. Hearty welcome – whisky divided. If bride consents her parents give her a fortune of money, clothing + furniture.
    [All the pupils had this custom].
    2. Wedding feast
    On night of wedding feast is held in groom’s (bride’s) house. all people of neighbourhood invited.
    [some of pupils have Bride’s + others groom’s house].
    3. Oaten cake broken on head of bride as she enters the house on wedding night. It is said to bring her plenty during her life.
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    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. activities
      1. social activities (~7)
        1. rites of passage (~573)
          1. marriage (~4,283)