School: Dubh-Áth (B.) (roll number 11067)

Location:
Duagh, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
Seán Ó Conchobhair

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Travelling Folk

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0410, Page 074

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1. In this district we have several sections of travelling people calling on us every day. There are several families of them. Those who call oftenest are, the O'Briens, Coffeys, mc.Carthys, and Sheridans.
Each family has a caravan, which they draw up at a sheltered side of the road, and the women of the party go from house to house selling laces, pins, studs, pictures, camphor and other small articles, which they get at the larger shops.

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Collector
Pádraig Mac Síthigh
Gender
male
Informant
Pádraig Mac Síthigh
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Language
English