“Long ago breadcrumbs, and rice was thrown at the married couple when they left the church.”
Long ago breadcrumbs and rice was thrown at the married couple when they left the church.
This was to wish them luck and prosperity that they always might have plenty to eat, and plenty to eat it.
Another custom was that the best - man, was to snatch a kiss of the bride after the wedding ceremony, that was a sign to guard her from faithlessness.
Many years ago marriages tool place in the brides parents, and groom and his party arrived on horse back after the ceremony the bride and bridegroom, and party sets of for home.
Then starts a great race for whoever is home first is presented with a bottle of whiskey.
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- Patsy O' Reilly
- Drogheda Road, Co. Louth