School: Mount Talbot (roll number 14056)

Location:
Mount Talbot, Co. Roscommon
Teacher:
M. Ó Héimhthigh

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Local Marriage Customs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0267, Page 169

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Marriages take place usually in Shrove. People could get married on Shrove Tuesday. Matches are also made. Money is often given as a dowry. Stock and goods are given also.
No marriages in living memory took place in any of the houses here. The couple is married in the parish church of the woman. The marriages take place usually in the evening. The people drive to the house of the man.
They have all sorts of eatables and drinkables until next morning. "Strawboys" also attend. About thirty years ago my father saw the people on one side race home against the other side.

Collector
Séamus Ó hEimhthigh
Gender
male
Informant
M. Heavey
Age
55
Address
Mount Talbot, Co. Roscommon
Language
English