School: Raharney (B.)

Raharney, Co. Westmeath
S. Ó Conmhidhe

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0727, Page 056

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cotton, muslin, rags, the last petal tells what you will be married in.

You pull a trainzin and name each petal saying, "big house, little house, pig sty, barn. The last petal tells the house you will live in.

Green Rushes
People useto get green rushes and leave them on the table a month before they get married. If the rushes were withered on the day of the wedding it would bring good luck to the house.
People in the parish say - "i will spread green rushes for you if you have not visited them for some time. The words are used in welcoming one.