Irsh dating

Often these young lads would approach their victim as people gathered for Mass. Another Irish wedding tradition in parts of the country was for the grooms to give ‘luck money’ to the bride’s parents to bring good luck on the house.This could be a sizeable amount of money and a great deal of pride was associated with it.The first Sunday in Lent was known as ‘Chalk Sunday’and it was then that tricks were played on those men that were single.The custom was for young men to mischeviously creep up on bachelors and mark their back with chalk.He went to her house accompanied by a friend and threw his cap into the house when the door was opened.If the cap was thrown back by the girl, it meant she wasn’t interested.

The day of the week was important and regionally there were differences luck days to exchange wedding vow.It was an Irish wedding custom I hadn’t seen anywhere else in the country but it made the day that bit more special.In the distant pass the Irish wedding tradition was to marry in the open air, often in a place of spiritual significance.I remember going to a friend’s wedding a few years ago in a small village called Caltra near Ballinasloe in East Galway.When the wedding ceremony finished in the church we all headed to the reception in our cars.Irish wedding tradition and custom meant that no wedding ceremonies could take place over Lent (the 40 day period prior to Easter Sunday) so Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Tuesday), the day before Lent began was the last chance till after Easter.

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