School: Holy Faith Convent, Kilcoole

Location:
Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow
Teacher:
Sr M. Eithne

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Local Fairs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0928, Page 018

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There is no Local Fair held in Kilcool now but where the Cottages now stand (built about 25 years ago) was the Fair Field there was a big trade carried on and fairlings[?] of every description sold to young and old. An old lady who died about [blank] years ago showed me a little china basket which she bought for a penny when she was 4 years old at the Fair. This old lady was 90 years when she died. Her daughters and son have the little ornament under a glass shade.

It must be close on 50 years since a Fair was held here.
There was a large pond beside

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