School: Sriantaigh (roll number 8015)

Sreenty, Co. Monaghan
P. Mac Aodha Bhuí
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0934, Page 165

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0934, Page 165

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  1. The period of the year in which marriages take place around this districts is any time of the year except during the season of Lent and Advent. Some people say it is unlucky to get married in May or June. They say Wednesday is a lucky day to get married.
    It unlucky to get married on a Monday.
    Tuesday is every bit as bad.
    Go and throw yourself away on a Wednesday and on a Thursday you will find you are had.
    Its unlucky to get married on a Friday.
    Saturday is a bad day too.
    Sunday never wed, go and throw yourself in bed, its the best thing you can do.
    This is a rhyme showing the unlucky days on which to get married
    (continues on next page)
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. activities
      1. social activities (~7)
        1. rites of passage (~573)
          1. marriage (~4,283)
    Bridget Mc Connon
    Ouvry, Co. Monaghan