School: Coill na Leac

Location:
Kilnaleck, Co. Cavan
Teacher:
P. Mac Geibheannaigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0976, Page 065

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in front of the door and give three cheers for the Bride and Groom. The wedding party gives them money to enjoy themselves, and have a good night among themselves
Kathleen Cusack, Dennybrague

The men dress in straw hats and straw coats. They go to the house and begin to dance and sing. When that is over, the men give three cheers for the bride and three for the groom. If they are welcome they usually get a pound.
Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Kilmalock
First the boys make kats and coats of straw. They put the hats and coats on them. The hats are round and they cover their faces, so that the people will not know them. They bring buckets and sticks with them to the bride's house. They keep beating the buckets with sticks. They sing and dance and sing three cheers for the bride and three more for the groom.
Hugh Boyle, Dennylena

The men dress in straw hats and straw coats. They go to the house and begin to dance and sing. When that is over, the men give three cheers for the bride and three for the groom.
If they are welcome they usually get a pound.

First the boys make hats and coats of straw. They put the hats and coats on them. The hats are round and they cover their faces, so that the people will not know them. They bring buckets and sticks with them to the bride's house. They keep beating the buckets with sticks. They sing and dance and they give three cheers for the bride, and three more for the groom.

Collector
Hugh Boyle
Gender
male
Address
Derrylina, Co. Cavan
Language
English