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Jim I Folklore: Jumping the Broom (29) RE: Folklore: Jumping the Broom 30 Apr 07

When I was a child visiting the West of Ireland in the 50's and 60's there was often a bit of a laugh (usually after the auld yins had a few drinks) where us young ones were encouraged to 'jump the broomstick'. We were then told that we were engaged and would be getting married when we were a bit older.

It seems to me that this must have developed from an older tradition which by then had become just a bit of fun.

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