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 045

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Long ago the old people used to have great fun at marriages. ...

Long ago the old people used to have great fun at marriages. They used to be dancing a night and a day. During the night Straw Boys used to visit the house. The people used to light fires when the bride and bridegroom used to be coming home after marriage. They used to consider May and September to be unlucky for getting married. People used to come for miles and miles to a wedding. The bride and bridegroom used to receive small presents from the people around the house.

Collector
John P. Kerin
Gender
male
Informant
Jim Kerin
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Address
Gortaclare, Co. Clare
Language
English