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 154

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Shops were very scarce long ago. ...

Shops were very scarce long ago. Shops were not much needed as the people had no money to buy anything. No goods were shown to tell whether it was a shop or not. The people used to make their own bread and used yo make their clothes. They wore no boots at all. The fairly rich people used to have boots but rich people were not very plentiful then. They shops were very small and they didn't keep much goods as the shopkeepers could not get enough of people to buy their goods. When the poor people worked for landlords they got a small amount of tea and sugar for their work. Some of the landlords would give no payment at all.

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