School: Colehill (C.), Mullingar (roll number 14673)

Location:
Colehill, Co. Longford
Teacher:
Kathleen Morris

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Travelling Folk

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0750, Page 240

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There are many classes of travelling folk, tinkers, sweeps, and pedlars. The tinkers are the Powers and Joyces. The Powers are old residenters in this part of the country. They live in tents and caravans on the side of the road. They visit this district four or five times a year and stop two or three days. The old Grandmother Onie Power is 96 years old. She travels with them during the Summer and in Winter she lives in a house in the town. She boasts that she has forty-six grand-children and great grand-children. The men make pongers and gallons and mend leaking kettles and pots. The women take

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Collector
Mary J. Mc Guire
Gender
female
Age
13
Address
Lisnacreevy, Co. Longford
Informant
Mrs Mc Guire
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Address
Lisnacreevy, Co. Longford
Language
English