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Local Marriage Customs

Abstract: Story collected by Daniel Fluskey, a student at Drummond school (Drummin, Co. Carlow) (no informant identified).

Original reference: 0903/2/36

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County The Schools' Manuscript Collection : Carlow County Schools

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Local Marriage Customs [duchas:5029733]

When people are going to get married in our county the neighbours say "the match is made and all". "All" means that a lot of work and talk and arrangements have been done before hand. Before the match is made if the bride is marrying into a place her father and a friend go to this place to make sure that it is suitable and to "walk the land" This is because the bride has to bring a fortune to her future husband. The favourite time for marriages in our district is the period from Christmas to Shrove Tuesday usually called "Shraft". The wedding feast is always held at the bride's house. Honeymoons are very rare, so the new husband and wife go to their future home the same day as the marriage when they are visited by a crowd of strawboys.

Origin information
Drummin, Co. Carlow
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
p. 249
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
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0903/2/36

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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 <>
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.
Record source
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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