School: Stratford Lodge

Stratford Lodge, Co. Wicklow
Ailís Nic Reachtain
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0916, Page 103

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0916, Page 103

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  1. The local fair is held each month in the town of Baltinglass. The sheep and cattle fair takes place on the third Tuesday in the month and the pig fair on the preceeding day. Buyers still go to the farmers houses on the preceeding day to inspect the cattle.
    The fair is held in the main street of the town. No toll is paid on the cattle. When an animal is sold luck money is given to the buyer. This is known as the "luck-penny" The "luck-penny" varies rom three pence to sixpence per head on sheep and from one shilling to half-a-crown per head on cattle:
    When a bargain has been made the parties concerned show their agreement by striking hands. There is no going back on an agreement once hands have been struck. For that reason the man
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    1. activities
      1. economic activities
        1. trade
          1. buying and selling (~3,622)
    Miss Clarke
    Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow