School: Rathdowney (B.) (roll number 15595)

Location:
Rathdowney, Co. Laois
Teacher:
Peter Hegarty

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Old Crafts

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0827, Page 345

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About 150 years ago there were no shops in this town but when the brewery started the people that were employed in it had to build shops to provide cloths and food for themselves. Long ago the people that were in this town had to travel to Templemore and Maryborough for their goods.
At that time the people did their shopping on a Sunday and that custom is still kept up in the West.

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Collector
Willie Whealan
Gender
male
Address
Rathdowney, Co. Laois
Informant
Mr Carthy
Gender
male
Age
92
Address
Coolkerry, Co. Laois
Language
English