School: Soran, Longford (roll number 14683)

Location:
Soran, Co. Longford
Teacher:
Wilfred O'Callaghan

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Local Fairs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0759, Page 195

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Long ago fairs were held at crossroads or in a big level field convenient to a crossroads in order not to obstruct traffic.
Sometimes men used to go from house to house if there were any cattle, horses, pigs or sheep to be sold, so that they would have a big batch of animals for the fair, and that is continued now.
Now fairs are held in the towns or villages on the streets or on the "Green". When a man buys a beast he takes the seller to some house to pay him.The luck-money is calculated at the rate of sixpence for every pound. When parties come to an agreement in a bargain they

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Collector
Patrick Gilna
Gender
male
Address
Soran, Co. Longford
Informant
James Maguire
Gender
male
Age
64
Address
Soran, Co. Longford
Language
English