School: Cor na Fola (B.) (roll number 1607)

Location:
Cornafulla, Co. Roscommon
Teacher:
Liam Ó Hannáin

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Travelling Folk

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0271, Page 025

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Travelling folk still call to our homes. The same people have called for many years. They sell small articles, such as, hair brushes, delph, saucepans etc. They get their goods in Dublin and in other towns.
The most popular people which call to our homes are the Joyces. They call to our homes during Easter week. The old people tell us that their ancestors used to call on the same time in days gone by. They always carry their food with them. They travel in families from place to place. They come to our districts in caravans. They are great story tellers. In former times the people used to come from all parts of the districts to hear them telling wonderful stories.

Collector
Michael Durney
Gender
male
Address
Cornafulla, Co. Roscommon
Language
English