School: Cill Loiste (Killusty), Fíodh Árd (roll number 16111)

Location:
Killusty North, Co. Tipperary
Teacher:
Máire, Bean Uí Mheacháir

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Local Marriage Customs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0557, Page 529

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Marriages usually take place between Christmas and Shrove Tuesday. A lot of people get married during that time. In olden times horses and cattle were given as a dowry, but now a days, it is seldom stock is given, but money instead. In olden times marriages were sometimes celebrated in the houses. Sometimes now when the couple come out of the chapel, they find an old boot tied on to the motor for luck. Wednesday is supposed to be the luckiest day to get married on.

Collector
Nellie Davis
Gender
female
Address
Clare More, Co. Tipperary
Informant
Patrick Davis
Gender
male
Age
45
Address
Clare More, Co. Tipperary
Language
English