School: An Cheathrú Mhór

Location:
Carrowmore, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
P. Ó Glacáin

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The Fairs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0141, Page 142

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The fairs long ago were not held in the towns as they are now.
It is only about forty years ago since the last fair was in Lacken.
The fair of Rathfran used to be held on the 12th of July and the fair of Lacken that was on the strand was held on the 25th of November.
There used to be a fair in Moyne and in Newtownwhite each year also and the fairs in those days resembled the horse races nowadays.
Buyers went from fair to fair just the same as they do now, but there

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Collector
Kathleen Duggan
Gender
female
Informant
Miss Ellen Franklin
Gender
female
Age
52
Occupation
domestic worker
Address
Carrowmore, Co. Mayo
Language
English