School: Sceichín an Rince, Cloichín an Mhargaidh

Location:
Skeheenaranky, Co. Tipperary
Teacher:
Domhnall Ua Cathasaigh

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There a lios in ROche's farm in Kiltankin.

There was a lios in Roche's farm in Kiltankin. It is said that one night a funeral was seen rising up out of the lios and it came up through Roche's farm and Finns farm. It is said that all the gates opened before it. When the people got up in the morning they found all the cattle were gone out of the fields and all the gates were opened. It is said that a man was butting bushes near the lios and he and it was his funeral that rose out of the lios.

Informant
Mrs Hyland
Gender
female
Age
39
Address
Skeheenaranky, Co. Tipperary
Language
English

There are fairs held in Mitchelstown every month, people sell cattle, sheep, pigs, and other animals at the fairs. They sell the animals at the square. They have to pay custom on the animals to a man named Whelan. They had to pay twopence on cattle and one penny on sheep. When they meat used to run short, the butchers used to go to the houses to buy sheep and cattle to kill. When they used to sell the animals they used to give money for luck to the buyer, the money which was given was called the luck penny. Sometimes special fairs were held for the selling of pigs. They sold fowl and eggs at the markets.