School: Turlough, Béal an Chloga (roll number 14872)

Location:
Turlough, Co. Clare
Teacher:
Áine, Bean Uí Éalaidhe

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0615, Page 043

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In olden times people used to get married in their own homes. ...

In olden times people used to get married in their own homes. The bridegroom would go to the bride's house in the morning. Sometimes there would be witnesses and more times there would not.
Most people get married during the Shrove which is from Christmas until Ash Wednesday. When the bride would be leaving she would take a glass and break it in three pieces for luck. An other person would fling an old shoe after the bride and the bridegroom for luck also.
People say Thursday, Friday and Saturday are unlucky days.
Monday for health,
Tuesday for wealth,
Wednesday the best day of all,
Thursday for losses,
Friday for crosses,
And Saturday no luck at all.

Collector
Maureen Linnane
Gender
female
Informant
Thomas Linnane
Relation
grandparent
Gender
male
Address
Ballyhehan, Co. Clare
Language
English