School: Ráth Maoláin (roll number 16131)

Rathmullen, Co. Sligo
Laoise Ní Ruairc

Filter stories

/ 0677 Forward
Resolution: Low | High
Travelling Folk

Archival Reference

The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0185, Page 0622

Image and data © National Folklore Collection, UCD. See copyright details »

On this page

The travelling folk are the tinkers tramps and pedlars. We have tinkers and pedlars in this district.
The tinkers sell carpets, pictures and gallons. The pedlars sell hens, needles, books, pictures. The tramps sell nothing they only beg for alms.
Some of the tinkers are donkey and horse dealers. Colderbanks, McGinleys, McDonagh's and Kennedy's are donkey dealers.
The tinkers have vans with horses drawing them to bring them from place to place.
Some of the gypsies tell fortunes they also sell chains and rod tables and ornaments and pictures.
The stalls that are on the streets on market days and at the time of a mission.

(continues on next page)
Eibhlín Ní Faclain