School: An Gleann Garbh (roll number 2379)

Location:
Glengarriff, Co. Cork
Teacher:
Caoimhín Ó Séaghdha

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0279, Page 169

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It is a custom at every wedding down to our own days for straw boys to come to the weddings.

It is a custom at every wedding down to our own days for straw boys to come to the weddings. At twelve o' clock at night the captain of the straw boys comes into the house. The people run in all directions from the straw boys. The captain asks for the man of the house. The man that gets married is the man of the house for that night.
If the man of the house does not offer to give every straw boy a drink, and permission

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Collector
Criostóir Ó Muirirthigh
Gender
male
Address
Cappyaughna, Co. Cork
Informant
Seán Ó Donnchadha
Gender
male
Address
Monteen, Co. Cork
Language
English