School: Turlough, Béal an Chloga (roll number 14872)

Location:
Turlough, Co. Clare
Teacher:
Áine, Bean Uí Éalaidhe

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0615, Page 064

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Long ago travellers used to the houses and stay a few days...

Long ago travellers used to the houses and stay a few days in each house. When a man who used to compose songs came along great joy came in the village.
One mans name was Matt Mahon.
He used to compose nice songs about those who gave him lodging. No one ever used to refuse to give him lodging. In the nights all the people of the village would gather in order to hear him sing songs. When travellers came along they got no welcome in any house. They used to sell saucepans dishes and other useful articles. Tinkers stole some food and begged for more. There are many bands of tinkers such as the Caseys, the Furys, the Sweeneys.

Collector
John P. Kerin
Gender
male
Informant
Tim Kerin
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Address
Gortaclare, Co. Clare
Language
English