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 541

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The most usual time of the year that marriages take place here especially in the country districts is between Christmas and Shrove Tuesday. Wednesday is considered a lucky day on which to be marries. May is not considered a lucky month, an old saying is "Marry in May you'll rue the day". Marriages are generally made in this country by the parents or guardian of the young people. As a dowry the bride used to give her husband horses or other stock instead of money. About sixty years ago, marriages took place at the home of the bride. Now marriages take place in the Church.

Collector
Tom Kane
Gender
male
Address
Killusty North, Co. Tipperary
Informant
Joseph Kane
Gender
male
Age
49
Address
Killusty North, Co. Tipperary
Language
English