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

Ballyforan, Co. Roscommon
Áine Bean Uí Chuillin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0271C, Page 17_019

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    Local Marriage Customs.
    The time of the year that people usually get married is in shrove-time. There are certain times of the year when people can not get married such as Lent and Advent. When people are getting married they have to give money, in other times the people used to give cows and horses as wedding gifts. People who get married generally give a wedding or a party in which there is a great sport singing and dancing and telling stories. Then the straw boys come in and dance (and they get) and they get drink. Long ago people used to
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    1. activities
      1. social activities (~7)
        1. rites of passage (~573)
          1. marriage (~4,283)
    Bridie Kennedy
    Torpan More, Co. Roscommon