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 02_033

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Marriage Customs were very different some years ago to what they are at present. All the neighbours and relatives were invited to take part in the "Drag", which means the drive to the Chapel where the marriage would take place. All the bridegroom's guests went to the bride's house first, and they got refreshments there. They were then conveyed to the Church by people on horseback and common cars, as motors were unknown at the time

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Collector
Mary Flahive
Gender
female
Address
Glenderry, Co. Kerry
Informant
Edmond Flahive
Gender
male
Age
60
Address
Glenderry, Co. Kerry
Language
English