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