School: Lismire, Áth Treasa

Lismire, Co. Cork
John Hishon
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0352, Page 076

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0352, Page 076

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  1. In the Gardeen district marriages generally take place during Shrove. The month of May is thought unlucky for marriage.
    Matches are made in this locality, and money is given as a fortune, after much bargaining. After sixty years ago marriages took place in the houses, "Straw boys" visited the houses during the wedding feasts, and departed after being well treated.
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    1. activities
      1. social activities (~7)
        1. entertainments and recreational activities (~5,933)
        2. rites of passage (~573)
          1. marriage (~4,283)
    Cáit Ní Brolacháin
    Gardeen, Co. Cork
  2. My grandmother gave me an account of the home-made toys of long ago. Boys made toys from thread spools and pieces of wood. They made traps or "cribs" for catching birds.
    Girls played "gobs" with small round stones, and made chains of
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