Scoil: Cill Mhíde (C.), Caisleán Nua (uimhir rolla 7959)

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Cill Míde, Co. Luimnigh
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Eibhlín Ní Bhraonáin

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Local Marriage Customs

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Bailiúchán na Scol, Imleabhar 0496, Leathanach 352

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Marriages most frequently take place locally during Shrove Monday and Friday are thought unlucky for marriage. A local custom connected with Shrove is match-making and money is given as dowry in some cases, and stock or goods is given in others.
Marriages took place locally in the houses up to a period of over sixty years ago. The local custom observed on a wedding-day is holding a wedding-feast, in one of the wedding party's houses or a hotel. The local "straw boys" hold a wedding procession and visit the house of the parties the night they return from their honeymoon. The "straw boys" dress in local costume, and get a good reception and money. Sometimes they light bonfires on the way, hailing the wedding party home. Their behaviour is generally good and they play on many musical instruments.
Long ago the wedding procession used ride on horses, but

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