Marriage Customs

Kilkerrin, Co. Galway

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When the newly-married couple reached their home nobody was allowed in before them. On the night of the wedding-day they had a great feast during which neighbouring boys called “failpers” or “Go-boys” came to the house in request of food. This they got in return for dancing and singing.  The bride did not go to Mass on the Sunday following her marriage. She went on the second Sunday and this was called the “eirighe amach” day. On the fourth Sunday following the marriage the newly-married couple visited the bride’s home and this was known as the “month’s visit.”

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Place: Kilkerrin, Co. Galway

Footnote: Duchas, http://www.duchas.ie

This page was added on 13/05/2017.

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