School: Béal Átha Feorainne (C.) (roll number 15653)

Ballyforan, Co. Roscommon
Áine Bean Uí Chuillin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0271C, Page 13_052

Archival Reference

The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0271C, Page 13_052

Image and data © National Folklore Collection, UCD.

See copyright details.


Open data

Available under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

  1. XML School: Béal Átha Feorainne (C.)
  2. XML Page 13_052
  3. XML “Local Marriages”

Note: We will soon deprecate our XML Application Programming Interface and a new, comprehensive JSON API will be made available. Keep an eye on our website for further details.

On this page

  1. 14-2-38
    Local Marriages.
    Shrove is the time of the year people generally get married.
    If a couple were going to get married they used to go to the priest's house to get married. They used to have a wedding at the man's house.
    The bride's parents used to give cows or horses for a fortune to the man.
    The man used to wear a frock coat, and knicker-bocker breeches and a caroline hat.
    The women used to wear a white cap, a paisley shawl and a skirt with flounces and hoops.
    (continues on next page)
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. activities
      1. social activities (~7)
        1. rites of passage (~573)
          1. marriage (~4,283)
    Annie Kearney
    Ballyforan, Co. Roscommon