School: Coratillon

Location:
Corratillan, Co. Cavan
Teacher:
Michael O' Beirn

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0966, Page 341

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Shops were very common in this locality long ago.
Some people used to go to the nearest town to buy their goods. Buying and selling is never known to have been carried on after mass, and it is not done nowadays
Poor people go about from house to house selling small articles.
(Please see '' Travelling Folk '' for further details)

Money was always given for goods, but sometimes certain goods were bartered, and also labour was sometimes given in exchange
Markets were held in former times in every town and village, but some of them are now discontinued. Pedlars and dealers gathering feathers and rags often visited this district, and some of them still call.
One man named '' Peter the rag ''

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Collector
Alice K. Devine
Gender
female
Address
Arderry, Co. Cavan
Informant
Mr Pat Devine
Gender
male
Address
Arderry, Co. Cavan
Language
English