School: Carraig Árd (roll number 15735)

Location:
Carrickard, Co. Sligo
Teacher:
Máire Ní Tháilliúir

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Local Fairs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0181, Page 362

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The local fair is held in Ballyfarnon. The fair is held on the street. Toll is paid on cattle sold. When the bargain is made men show their agreement by striking hands and spitting.
The cattle are marked by clipping with a scissors. The halter is only given with a horse. The November fair is the best one. Pigs horses and sheep are all sold at the one fair.

Collector
Fanny Mc Master
Gender
female
Address
Dromore, Co. Sligo
Informant
Michael Harte
Gender
male
Address
Dromore, Co. Sligo
Language
English