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- (continued from previous page)put it to the tooth or put a piece of roasted turnip behind the ear.
Pupil:- Maureen Markey, Corrodoagh, Bailieboro
From:- Mrs Mary Lynch.Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
- There were “sheeben” shops in this district. “Sheeben shops were houses where poteen was sold. People went to the nearest town to purchase goods and brought home their purchases on their backs. Money was not always given in exchange for goods. Labour was sometimes given or goods equal in value. The words in this district which are used in buying and selling are: “boot” “tick” and “luck penny”. “Boot was used in exchange for cattle and horses. “Tick” meant goods got on credit. “Luck penny” meant a coin given back when the payment was made. The “Luck penny(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
- Phil Smyth