School: Leatbeg (roll number 16146)

Location:
Leat Beg, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Mrs Peoples

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1091, Page 152

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Fairs have always been held in the towns of Milford, Kerrykeel and Carrigart, and a new fair has been started in Rosnakill but the best fair for cattle and horses is Milford.
In older times dealers went round from house to house buying stock and they do the same nowadays.
There is a special place on the street for cows and calves and another special place for horses and sheep and another special place for pigs.
There is no toll or tax levied on cattle nowadays.
Earnest is not given with every beast but the seller of the best usually gives the buyer a small sum of money called Luck's money.

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Collector
Thomas Gallagher
Gender
male
Address
Tully, Co. Donegal
Informant
James Gallagher
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Age
50
Occupation
farmer
Address
Tully, Co. Donegal
Language
English