School: Baile na Cille (roll number 1320)

Location:
Ballynakill, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Éinrí Ó Mainnín
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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0051, Page 0030

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    for money and sometimes for food. People refuse him to give him money because when he gets some he buys drink.
    He hase been coming to this district for eight years or so. He is not very poor because he wears good clothes and shoes.
    Mr Garvey is a poor traveller and he goes about alone. He often calls to this district and he asks for food. When he gets it he goes away again. He sleeps in old barns and in hay. Often he sleeps by a fence in the day-time when he is tired.
    He came first to this parish about twelve years ago. He is in Loughrea County Home now.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Topics
    1. agents (~1)
      1. people by social grouping
        1. travellers (~3,023)
    Language
    English
    Collector
    Eugene Monahan
    Gender
    Male
    Address
    Curragh, Co. Galway
    Informant
    Finn Monahan
    Gender
    Male
    Address
    Curragh, Co. Galway