School: Gaigue (B.), Ballinamuck (roll number 13305)

Location:
Gaigue, Co. Longford
Teacher:
Peter Duignan

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Collected by Pat Cunningham Gaigue Ballinamuck
Heard from Tim Cunningham Gaigue Ballinamuck. He heard it from his father.

There is a field in the farm of Philip Brady Gaigue that is called the Horse park. In this field the fair of Garristown used to be held. This was a famous fair and buyers came from all over the country. It is told by the old people that it was the only fair in Longford at that time. The dealers lodged in the houses the night before the fair. Two men fell out at the fair once and one was killed. The fair

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Collector
Frankie Mc Quaide
Gender
male
Address
Gaigue, Co. Longford
Informant
Patrick Brady
Gender
male
Age
75
Address
Gaigue, Co. Longford
Language
English