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senior member (history)
2019-07-18 23:04
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On the day of the marriage horses and side-cars were hired and the party drove to the Church. Poor people walked. There was generally an old "brogue" tied on the bridal car. After the ceremony the party went to the bride's house for dinner. That night there was a dance in the bride's house.
During the night "straw-men" went to the house for drink or money. The leader called the "Sergeant called for three cheers for the bride and groom.
In our townland the local "match-maker" was Mick Carroll.
There is no "matchmaker" now.