School: Bennekerry, Carlow

Location:
Bennekerry, Co. Carlow
Teacher:
Liam Ó hAodha

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Bennekerry, Carlow | The Schools’ Collection

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0907, Page 375

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Many travellers come around this district. The best known are the Berrys and the Cashes. They have been coming around here for years. They always come before fairs. They sell cans and tables. Some of the women tell fortunes and stories and a great many people gather round them to hear the stories.

Collector
James Harmon
Gender
male
Address
Rutland, Co. Carlow
Language
English

Before the horse fair in Castledermott, people named Berrys call around this district, selling horses, asses, mats, tables, and paper flowers. They sometimes tell fortunes with a pack of cards. They live in caravans, and cook their food by the side of the road. For over fifty years their ancestors have been travelilng around this district

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