School: Mountmellick Convent (roll number 7183)

Location:
Mountmellick, Co. Laois
Teacher:
Sr E. Clarke

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Buying and Selling

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0824, Page 060

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In the olden days shops were not so common as they are now and the people had to go to the nearest town to purchase goods but they did not go as regularly as nowadays because they had not much money.During that time buying and selling was carried in after Mass and it is still practised especially on Holidays.The people were accustomed to go around after Mass to buy cattle, and it is still continued by the majority of the people but some of them found it so unlucky that they gave

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Collector
Kathleen Delaney
Gender
female
Informant
Michael Delaney
Gender
male
Language
English