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

Ballyforan, Co. Roscommon
Áine Bean Uí Chuillin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0271C, Page 19_021

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  1. Local Marriages.
    Shrove-tide is generally the time for Match-Making. The people nowadays are not like long ago when they used to give a cow or a horse for a dowry but a man would not marry a girl unless she had a lot of money.
    There is no such thing as getting married in a house but long ago they used to.
    They have a motor car and they bring with them to the chapel and have a party on that night
    The Supper takes place in the lady's house and the wedding
    (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)
    Bridie Kelly
    Muckloon, Co. Galway