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 044

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Some of the superstitions connected with...

Some of the superstitions connected with marriage are that the bride should be dressed in something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. Before motor cars were invented a man used to bring his wife behind him on horse back. An old shoe was always flung after the bride as a sign of luck. It was not lucky for the bridegroom to see the bride the night before the marriage. Rice was flung around the house of the bride while she was been married. It is lucky to break a dish that night.
Straw Boys often went to church although they were not asked. They shouted and danced their ?.
It is happy for the bride that the sun shines on
It is happy for the corpse that the rain falls on.
Thursday Friday Saturday are the unluckiest days.

Collector
Micko Linnane
Gender
male
Informant
Mary Linnane
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Address
Bealaclugga, Co. Clare
Language
English