School: Caitrín Naomhtha, Eachdhruim (roll number 14423)

Aughrim, Co. Galway
Pádraig Ó Ceocháin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0029, Page 0260

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    when they get married, a cow and a load of turnips as a fortune.
    After their marriage, they go on their honeymoon for a week or so. A few days before they come home, some of their neighbours steep a few sods of turf in paraffin oil. When the married couple are coming home the people go to meet them, and have the sods of turf stuck on a few sticks. When they see them coming, they kindle the turf. They do that to welcome the two people home.
    A few weeks after their coming home, they have another "spree", what they call the month's visit. Then the bride stays at home in her own home for a week or so, before she goes back to her new home.
    (Bridie Forde, Craugh)
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.