School: Blacklion

Location:
Blacklion, Co. Cavan
Teacher:
F. Johnston

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Local Fairs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0962, Page 227

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The fairs are mostly held near the towns in fair greens. The local fairs in my district are held in Blacklion and Belcoo
Buyers sometimes come to buy the cattle to the farmers houses.
There is twopence toll paid on calves, fourpence on heifers, and sixpence on cows. before they are allowed into the fair green. Mr Dolan of Blacklion gets the money The man who sells the cattle always gives luck money to the buyer. The amount of luck-money varies according, to the price of the animal sold. When the bargain is made the men strike hands to show they agree to the price
The animals that are sold are marked on the Flank with a coloured substance like chalk

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Collector
Rupert Elliott
Gender
male
Address
Mullaghbane
Informant
(name not given)
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Address
Mullaghbane
Language
English