School: An Gleann Garbh (roll number 2379)

Glengarriff, Co. Cork
Caoimhín Ó Séaghdha

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0279, Page 167

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wants to marry a certain girl he sends someone of his friends to her parents to ask for a certain amount as a fortune. If they agree to it the match is made, and the man and the girl get married. The priest used to marry the people in their houses long ago. It is about eighty years ago.