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

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

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There are no fairs held around here now. ...

There are no fairs held around here now. There used to be fairs in Bellharbour long ago on the 7th November, on the 16th May. The fair used to be held at the cross of Bellharbour and the cattle and sheep used to be let wander along by the edge of the sea. There arose a great fight and the fairs were cancelled.
There was a man by the name of Seán an Gadaidhe living in Sgeach Bhríghde. He used to steal a lot of the sheep and cattle. One of the men identified his sheep with Seán. He caught Seán by the collar of the coat and threw him out with the tide. Seán was not able to swim and he was drowned.
There are special pig markets held in towns now, and special fairs. The fair is usually held in the square or in the green.

Collector
Maureen Linnane
Gender
female
Informant
Thomas Linnane
Relation
grandparent
Gender
male
Age
74
Address
Ballyhehan, Co. Clare
Language
English