School: Tankerstown (roll number 15304)

Location:
Tankerstown, Co. Tipperary
Teacher:
Thom. F. Meagher

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Fair Customs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0575, Page 377

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Fair Customs
In every town and in some villages in the country there is a fair every month or every quarter. There is a fair in Bansha once a year. When people are selling cattle or horses at a fair they usually ask for more money than the beast is worth to give themselves room to fall in the price in order to sell at a fairly good price. People act in various ways when they are buying cattle. People put their stick in the puddle and rub it to the beast and then hit the palm of the seller's hand in order to clinch the bargain. There are always three people making

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Collector
Michael Dwyer
Gender
male
Address
Lisheen, Co. Tipperary
Informant
Richard Dwyer
Gender
male
Address
Lisheen, Co. Tipperary
Language
English