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

Location:
Colehill, Co. Longford
Teacher:
Kathleen Morris

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Buying and Selling

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0750, Page 298

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Shops were not common in olden times. People had not much money then. They gave one commodity for another. For example if a person wanted his horse shod he would take a piece of meat or an oaten cake with him to the forge as payment for the smith. Selling which is still carried on in fairs in big towns was carried on then outside Catholic churches on important occasions; those assemblies were called Aonochs and were marked for exchanging all kinds of goods. There usually would be some man employed who would cant the goods, that is to make the most of each article. Old people used to tell how disputes and quarrels over land and property would be

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Collector
Mary J. Mc Guire
Gender
female
Age
14
Address
Lisnacreevy, Co. Longford
Informant
Mrs Mc Guire
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Address
Lisnacreevy, Co. Longford
Language
English