School: Coillte Bó (roll number 15984)

Location:
Kiltybo, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Michael S. Ó Ceallaigh

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Buying and Selling

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0107, Page 464

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Shops were common in olden times. Buying and selling were carried on after Mass in olden times but it is not carried on now. The articles that were sold in olden times were potatoes, oats, wheat and barley.
Money that was mostly given in exchange for anything. Goods were often bartered in this district and labour was given in return for goods. The market was held long ago in the towns and is still kept there.
The coins that were used in olden times were a four-penny piece and a four-shilling piece.
Hucksters come round yet to the houses to beg for horse

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Collector
Tom King
Gender
male
Address
Cloonmore Lower, Co. Mayo
Informant
Mrs King
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Address
Cloonmore Lower, Co. Mayo
Language
English