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- (continued from previous page)in the church but it is still remembered by the old people when parties were married in their own houses. The priest often remained at the wedding until night fall. It is then the "Strawboys" came and entertained the guests by dancing, singing and then this "batch" withdrew to make room for another and so on for another a good part of the night.Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
- One of the latest of home industries to disappear in this district was candle making. About fifty years ago all candles used in the homes were made at home. These did not give as good light as the factory made ones which in fact may account for the disappearance of the home made ones. The candles were made of tallow either from the cow or goat. The goat's tallow was melted by heat and poured into tin(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.