Matchmaking

Castlehacket, Co. Galway

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When a father was looking for a husband for his daughter he would go to a fair and go into a small room in a public house. He would bring the man whom he wished his daughter to marry. He would buy a bottle of whiskey and the intended man would be drunk and might consider marrying the girl for a small amount of money.

Collector: Annie O’Dowde, Cluidrevagh, Co. Galway

Informant: Mary Burke

Place: Castlehacket, Co. Galway

Footnote: Duchas, ‘The Schools’ Collection’, www.duchas.ie

This page was added on 26/04/2017.

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