School: Gleann Doire (C.) (roll number 10404)

Location:
Glenderry, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
Cáit Bean Uí Gléathabhúir

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Local Marriage Customs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0417D, Page 01_021

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There were different marriage customs in different parts of the country. In some places the man used to send an account of a match for his daughter to a man having a farm of land or some business. The man who owned the land asked a certain amount of money and the parties met and came to an agreement on mony matters.
When the wedding day was fixed, the parties asked their friends, and neighbours to the wedding

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Collector
Eily Godley
Gender
male
Informant
Michael Godley
Gender
male
Age
50
Address
Dromatoor, Co. Kerry
Language
English