School: Soran, Longford (roll number 14683)

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

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Fairs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0759, Page 197

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Fairs are very common nowadays. Long ago there was only a fair once a month. There is no week, but there is a fair in Longford and Granard. All the farmers in this district go to them.
Many years ago, all the old people around here used to gather together in some field and hold their fairs, as there were no fairs in towns, in those days.
The held their fairs in Thomas Maguire's field, Doorock Drumlish, Longford. The farmers would bring their calves and heifers to this field on an appointed day.
Thomas Heslin, Dernacross, Esker, Longford, was on the gate

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Collector
Annie Hurson
Gender
female
Address
Derrynacross, Co. Longford
Informant
Thomas Heslin
Gender
male
Age
70
Address
Derrynacross, Co. Longford
Language
English