School: Killyclare

Location:
Killycleare, Co. Cavan
Teacher:
Bean Uí Cheithearnaigh

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Buying and Selling

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1017, Page 019

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Shops were not common in this district in olden times.
The people had to go to the nearest town to make purchases.
Buying and selling is still carried on after Mass.
Money was not always given for goods. Labour was given in exchange for goods. Mr. Patrick Connolly works with Mrs. Mac.Breen for meal, bread, tea and Sugar.
Miss Mary McGorry worked in M. Quaid's for bread candles and all the things they needed in the house.
"Tick" and "change" were connected with buying and selling.
It was not considered unlucky to transact business on any particular day.
Long ago, some poor women went to the town with asses.
They ran along with the asses in their bare feet and brought home

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Collector
Henry Turner
Gender
male
Address
Glasdrumman, Co. Cavan
Language
English