School: Lahinch (roll number 11591)

Location:
Lehinch, Co. Clare
Teacher:
Dónall Ó Ríordáin

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Old Customs in Marriage

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0621, Page 370

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In this locality many old sayings are told during Shrove. Some people say that Wednesday is a lucky day to get married on.
(1) Old people say: If you marry in brown you will live in a town.
(2) If you marry in grey you will go far away.
(3) It is said that a person getting married should borrow something, something blue, something old, something new.
"Spakeaer" is the name caled to the man who introduces the marriages.
Long ago men on horse-back used to have a race to the church and traps and cars were used. The wedding party used to be in the first car.

Informant
Mrs Mc Namara
Gender
female
Age
60
Address
Tullygarvan West, Co. Clare
Language
English