School: Wilkinstown (roll number 1917)

Location:
Wilkinstown, Co. Meath
Teacher:
Máire Ní Failcheallaigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0711, Page 095

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When a man used to be getting married he would have a cross made of timber in his pocket, and that was supposed to bring them good luck.

Marriages most frequently take place during Shrove locally. May is supposed to be an unlucky month to get married in. The old people have an old rhyme about this "Marry in May you'll rue the day." Friday is supposed to be an unlucky day to get married on. There is a rhyme about days for getting married on, it is -
Monday for health,
Tuesday for wealth,
Wednesday the best day of all,
Thursday for losses,
Friday for crosses,
Saturday no day at all.
It is a custom when marriages take place to have a wedding breakfast at the bride's home. The bride has a

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Collector
Patricia Reilly
Gender
female
Address
Demailestown, Co. Meath
Informant
Mrs Reilly
Gender
female
Address
Demailestown, Co. Meath
Language
English