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 066

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Tinkers go around from house to house begging. ...

Tinkers go around from house to house begging. They are always selling something because they would be summoned for begging. They sell saucepans, and combs and many other small things and they charge double the price for them.
The tinkers that come around here are from different places.
The Casey's and the Carty's and Sam Reilly are from Ennistymon and the Furey's are from Loughrea.
When they come around here they live in little huts made of canvas which they make up themselves. Most of them have a lot of children.
When they come into a house they ask flour, bread, tea, sugar and some of them ask money. When they get what they ask they say prayers.

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Collector
Margaret Mc Gann
Gender
female
Informant
Thomas Mc Gann
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Age
60
Address
Aghawinnaun, Co. Clare
Language
English