School: Naomh Muire, Ballyhean (roll number 13444)

Location:
Ballyhean, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Liam Ó Duibhir

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0090, Page 042

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on that day. When the fair would be over games would be played as for trick of the loops there was not one from hell to Bethlehem that used not be in it.

Long ago the Ballyheane yearly fairs were held on the 4h of July and the 20th of August. The evening before the fair day crowds of people came from far off places and bought their cattle and sheep to the fair park in Ballyheane. Then they would go to the houses near them and get hay for their cattle and also that night they would get lodging in them.
Next morning about eight

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Collector
Michael Staunton
Gender
male
Address
Killadeer, Co. Mayo
Informant
Tom Walshe
Gender
male
Age
70
Address
Westland, Co. Mayo
Language
English