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"Would you like to be buried with my people?" will take you on a light-hearted walk down the memory lane of Irish wedding traditions. Lifting the veil on the past, this book will acquaint the modern bride and groom with their rich cultural heritage. From matchmaking to speed-dating, strawboys to gatecrashers and jaunting carts to limousines, the face of Irish weddings has changed dramatically over the centuries. Irish wedding traditions are here traced back to their roots and explored, as well as updated for the modern Irish bride and groom. Connecting the old with the new, both romance and marriage in olden-day Ireland are described alongside various traditions, proverbs, and the fun and frolics that accompanied the couple up the aisle.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781845885717
ISBN-10: 1845885716
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 165mm x 10mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Nonsuch Publishing
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Dec-1976
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Kerstin Mierke

Bridgette Rowland and Kerstin Mierke work as editors in Dublin. This is their first foray into life on the other side, as authors.Maeve Higgins, author of the foreword to the book, is a well-known Irish comedian, having starred in the hit TV show Naked Camera.