School: Aclint, Ardee (roll number 2138)

Location:
Aclint, Co. Louth
Teacher:
P. Ó Neill

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0667, Page 270

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used to be in the year 1819
Written by Bridie Sharkey
Told by Edward Sharkey, on 4th Jan. 38
Edmondstown

Marriage Customs
Long ago when men thought it time to get married or were in a suitable occupation to do so they would go to the house of the bride and bring a bottle of whiskey with them to the people of the house.
The old people used to say it was unlucky to get married on a Tuesday and that it was very lucky to get married on Wednesday and said it was the best day in the week in the year in which to marry.
There would be no marriage during Lent; Shrove Tuesday would be the last day, and a lot of people would take an advantage of this season; they would have no ring and the priest had a

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Collector
Michael Boylan
Gender
male
Informant
Mrs Boylan
Gender
female
Address
Reaghstown, Co. Louth
Language
English