School: Baile Uí Mhuireadhaigh (roll number 12964)

Location:
Ballymurray, Co. Roscommon
Teacher:
Eibhlín Ní Ghealbháin

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Travelling Folk

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0265, Page 059

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"Shulers" or pedlars, as they are generally called here, very often visit the district.
Some of them are rich and others are poor.
It is supposed they got their trade from their forefathers.
The articles mostly sold are: thread, needles, pins, studs, braces,
These small articles are in constant demand by the people of the district.
Often the people of the house allow them to sleep in their barns.
They often bring news from distant parts of the country.

Collector
Maura Gilmartin
Gender
female
Address
Ballymurray, Co. Roscommon
Informant
(name not given)
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Address
Ballymurray, Co. Roscommon
Language
English