School: Mountmellick Convent (roll number 7183)

Location:
Mountmellick, Co. Laois
Teacher:
Sr E. Clarke

Filter stories

Back
/ 082 Forward
Resolution: Low | High
Local Marriage Customs

Archival Reference

The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0824, Page 079

Image and data © National Folklore Collection, UCD. See copyright details »

On this page

On the morning of the marriage all the friends of the couple assemble at the church to see the marriage, and when leaving they wait at the church door, and throw rice and confetti on the bridal pair. An old shoe,which is supposed to bring luck to those getting married, is usually tied behind the motor car.A dance to which all the neighbours are invited, is generally given. Those who are not lucky enough to be asked to the dance usually create a great disturbance outside the house by sounding which is caused by blowing through bottles with the ends taken out of them.Sometimes a sack is placed over the chimney pot and the whole house gets filled with smoke to the discomfort of the

(continues on next page)
Collector
Mabel Geoghegan
Gender
female
Informant
John Geoghegan
Gender
male
Address
Mountmellick, Co. Laois
Language
English