Local Marriage Customs

Abstract: Story collected by Maggie Fluskey, a student at Drummond school (Drummin, Co. Carlow) from informant Thomas Doyle.

Original reference: 0903/2/40

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Local Marriage Customs [duchas:5029738]

In old times there were strange marriage customs. Marriages were performed at night at the house of the bride  There was great fun all night, dancing singing, and feasting. Then the strawboys would go to the houses where the wedding was held. They would look very funny with different dresses and their faces covered with masks. Some of them would cause great trouble if they were not treated with kindness. The hauling home took place a month after marriage. They would have a great dance again  The strawboys would come that night too.
Men brought home their wives on horse back behind them. Shrove tide is the time that marriages most frequently take place.

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Drummin, Co. Carlow
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Physical description
p. 254
Volume 0903
Collected as part of the Schools' Folklore scheme, 1937-1938, under the supervision of teacher P. Ó Murchadha.
Rites and ceremonies   linked data (lcsh)
Rites of passage--Deasghnátha aistrithe saoil
School location
DrumminAn DroimínDrumminSt. Mullin'sSt. Mullin's LowerCarlow
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Original reference: 0903/2/40

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"Local Marriage Customs"in "The Schools' Manuscript Collection," held by University College Dublin, National Folklore Collection UCD. © University College Dublin. Digital content by: Glenbeigh Records Management, published by UCD Library, University College Dublin <https://doi.org/10.7925/drs1.duchas_5142335>
Collected as part of the Schools' Folklore scheme, 1937-1938, under the supervision of teacher P. Ó Murchadha.
Supported by funding from the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Ireland), University College Dublin, and the National Folklore Foundation (Fondúireacht Bhéaloideas Éireann), 2014-2016.
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Metadata creation date: 2014/2016 — Metadata created by Fiontar, Dublin City University, in collaboration with the National Folklore Collection UCD and UCD Library. Original Fiontar metadata converted into MODS by UCD Library.

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