School: Ardough, Carlow (roll number 9137)

Ardough or Huntspark, Co. Laois
Bean Uí Chochláin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0839, Page 212

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  1. Local Marriage Customs
    March 1st 1938.
    Marriages frequently take place before Shrove Tuesday. The months and days considered to be unlucky for marriages are February and May, the days are Friday and Saturday. There are no customs or beliefs connected with Shrove There is no Match making carried on in the district.
    Money is not given as dowry
    Shrove Stock or goods are never given
    People remember marriages taking place in the houses about forty years ago.
    A wedding feast is held in the bride's house
    Straw boys visit the house. Straw boys generally wear a lady's dress and sometimes a visors made from a piece of curtain is worn
    Some of the straw boys wear visors purchased from the shops.
    If the straw boys behave well they are allowed to dance
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. activities
      1. social activities (~7)
        1. rites of passage (~573)
          1. marriage (~4,283)
    Mr Patrick Farrell
    Clogrenan, Co. Carlow