School: Ballon (C.)

Ballon, Co. Carlow
Miss Peppard
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0910, Page 210

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  1. The wedding used to be held in the brides house, and if there was no wedding held, the youths used to get a horn and cut the top off it, or a bottle and take the bottom out of it, then they used to blow into those to jeer the married pair.
    But if a wedding was being held, the boys dressed in strange clothes and put masks on them, those are called collickers. People also fancy that Tuesday or Wednesday is the best day of all for getting married.
    Monday for health.
    Tuesday for wealth.
    Wednesday the best day of all.
    Thursday for losses.
    Friday for crosses.
    Saturday is no day at all.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. activities
      1. social activities (~7)
        1. rites of passage (~573)
    Mary Ellen Doyle
    Ballon, Co. Carlow