School: Ballyloghane, Caisleán Nua Thiar (roll number 8783)

Location:
Ballinloughane, Co. Limerick
Teacher:
S. Condún, Úna Nic Ádhaimh

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the meat, and Finn shot her.

Written by :- Mortimer Ahern,
Rooska,
Newcastle West.
Told by:- my father. Aged 65 yrs.

The Local Fairs.

The local fairs are generally held in our local towns which are, Newcastle West, Rathkeale, and Abbeyfeale. Buyers transacted business in the country long ago and this is still done. In some towns fairs were held formerly but are now discontinued because, there were not many people going to them.
Long ago fairs were held on hills. Our nearest town fair is held in Newcastle West, and it is held in the streets. Toll is paid on cattle sold and it is given to the "Town Commissioners". Long ago it was given to the landlord "Lord Devon". If you sold bonhams you should pay one penny each as toll, and the toll on pigs is twopence each.
When an animal is sold luck money is given, and it is called "The luck penny". when a bargain

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Collector
Mary Healy
Gender
female
Address
Ballyine, Co. Limerick
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(name not given)
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parent
Gender
male
Age
63
Address
Ballyine, Co. Limerick
Language
English