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

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

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Buying and Selling

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0410, Page 117

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Listowel and Abbeyfeale are the fair-centres at which the sale of local livestock is transacted. Formerly buyers came to the country buying calves but this has discontinued.
The fairs are held on the streets in Abbeyfeale, while in Listowel they are held in the market and the square. Toll is paid at the rate of sixpence per animal at all fairs in Listowel and at the June and September fairs in Abbeyfeale. It is paid to Lord Listowel and William Broderick respectively.
Luck money or "luck" as it is called is given after the sale of an animal and is estimated according to the price;

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Collector
Éamonn Ó Corradáin
Gender
male
Informant
Éamonn Ó Corradáin
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Language
English