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

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

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Old Marriage Customs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0417D, Page 03_025

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Long ago when people got married there was great feasting and fun. Nowadays they prefer to get married at Easter and go on their honeymoon, to some county. The day of the marriage the young people used to come with sidecars or traps and very often with saddle horses.
When returning home the men were testing (whi) the horses to see which would be the best. On their way home there were big jumps in the middle of the road and the horses would have to jump these. The bride used to

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Collector
Nora Godley
Gender
female
Address
Dromatoor, Co. Kerry
Informant
Richard Godley
Gender
male
Age
50
Address
Dromatoor, Co. Kerry
Language
English