School: Rosenallis (roll number 5442)

Location:
Rosenallis, Co. Laois
Teacher:
Mrs L. Dagg

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Travelling Folk

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0823, Page 313

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Travelling people still call to our house. The same people have been doing so for many years, Some of them are very poor.Some of them sell Laces and studs.One of them sells Old Moore's Almanac, Some of them sell tin cans.People buy them.They buy the laces and studs. The tinkers are nor welcome. When they come to the door,they want to get in. They ask for one thing,if they get it they will ask for more.They do not stay for the night. They have bread and butter with them,The old men ask for a penny. Most of the men walk.The women go in caravans.Some of them go singly, and others gain lands. The names of the travellers are Ned Tracey and Andy Moran.Ned Tracey

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Collector
Joseph Egan
Gender
male
Address
Lackan, Co. Laois
Informant
(name not given)
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Language
English