School: Dromad (roll number 16781)

Location:
Drumod, Co. Leitrim
Teacher:
Millicent "Nuabhroinn"

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Travelling Folk

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0214, Page 050

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Travelling people call to our house and have been doing it for many years. Some of them are very poor and some of them sell small articles such as pins and needles and campher balls. They get these supplies from the shop keepers. They stay about 3 days in a place, they sleep in hills they make out of canvas and sticks. They beg food and some of them buy food. They beg money, sugar, tea, bacon, bread, and flour and some of them buy them off you. They travel about in bands. The McDonaghs, the Lawrences very frequently visit our district. They come for fair days and set up stannons in the town and sell sweets and laces and pins and needles.

Collector
Susan Crowe
Gender
female
Age
14
Address
Drumod Beg, Co. Leitrim
Informant
James Crowe
Gender
male
Age
66
Occupation
farmer
Address
Drumod Beg, Co. Leitrim
Language
English