School: Scrabagh (roll number 11202)

Location:
Scrabbagh, Co. Roscommon
Teacher:
Mrs Rose Ffrench

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Buying and Selling

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0254, Page 059

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Buying and Selling
At the present day shops are more numerous than they were long ago. the people had to go to the nearest town to purchase their goods. After Mass the people bought some shop goods as flour, meal whiskey and stout. This custom is still practised.
Sometimes people paid in cash for their goods. Sometimes people exchanged their goods for labour, or for other goods.
There were many words connected with buying buying and selling such as "tick" "boot" "cash" and "change".
When a person bought an article on credit he was said

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Collector
Annie Teresa O' Beirne
Gender
female
Language
English