School: An Fearann (roll number 14438)

Farran, Co. Cork
Muiris Buttimer
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0345, Page 328

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0345, Page 328

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  1. Local marriage Customs
    Marriage usually takes place during Shrove in this locality. Shrove starts on the 6th of January.
    People get married on Tuesdays Thursdays or Saturdays. It is thought unlucky to get married on Monday’s Wednesdays or Fridays.
    When people are going to get married the girl’s people visit the man’s house to see if the farm is worth the money demanded as fortune. The day is appointed for the marriage and it is customary that the man be at the church first. When the marriage ceremony is performed the friends congradulate the persons
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    1. activities
      1. social activities (~7)
        1. rites of passage (~573)
          1. marriage (~4,283)