School: Hanly Memorial Castlerea (roll number 1086)

Castlerea, Co. Roscommon
An Br. Seosamh
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0247, Page 018

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  1. Marriage Customs
    Matchmaking still exists in this district though not to the same extent as when my grandmother was given away in marriage.
    Grandma's father - she told me went to look for a husband for her! With the help of neighbours and friends he put his eye on a young who was to his liking and who was looking for a good woman! The young man and his parents were pleased and so Grandma's father went and walked the young man's holding - his land and as a marriage gift - father gave seven head of cattle with the bride! "We never saw one another till we arrived at church" says Grand
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    1. activities
      1. social activities (~7)
        1. rites of passage (~573)
          1. marriage (~4,283)
    Louis Finan
    Carrowmore, Co. Roscommon