School: Cuinche

Location:
Quin, Co. Clare
Teacher:
Ss. Ó Gríobhtha

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Fairs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0595, Page 310

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The biggest horse fairs used be held in Spacillhill on the 24th of June. When the used go to the fair they used have to pay for a drink of water, and ever since the fair of Spancillhill is on a rainy day. The people coming to the fair used lodge in Quin.
There is a fair-green in Quin where the fairs are held. The toll-collecter is Dennis Hassett. There are four fairs held in Quin every year. The 1st of November and the 7th of July are the old fairs, and the 15th of January and the 19th of February are the new fairs.

Collector
Mary Baker
Gender
female
Informant
Mrs Corbett
Gender
female
Age
72
Address
Quin, Co. Clare
Language
English