School: Drom Fada (roll number 16137)

Location:
Drumfad, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Bean Mhic Coluínn

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Travelling Folk

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1090, Page 262

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People came round on foot. They carried their bags on their backs and some had donkeys. They were very poor and they had nothing unless what the people gave them. The men made tins and the girls sold them. The old women would go round and get bits of wool. Then they would knit men's socks and little boy's clothes. Then they would go round and give them to the people for some meal or flour. They hardly ever got any money but they sometimes got a penny for a tin that would now cost over a shilling. Some would gather rags and give tins and clothes for them. They would go to Derry and sell them for making paper. No people gave gypsies any

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Collector
Florence Mc Collum
Gender
female
Address
Carran Lower and Upper, Co. Donegal
Informant
Mr Bernard Price
Gender
male
Address
Ballynashannagh, Co. Donegal
Language
English