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 311

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There are fairs held twice in the year in Clare-Castle. One on the 30th of May and one on the 11th of November.
The fair in Clare-Castle on 11th of Nov. is the principal fair of the year. It is supposed to be held in the fair-green but it us usually held on the street. Schools are closed on fair-days, as children are not able to walk through the afraid of animals knocking or injuring them.
There is always a large crowd at the fairs an equal number of buyers and sellers. Sometimes the sellers get good prices for their animals at the fairs.
The bargain is made by the buyer spilting on his own hand and then the seller and buyer hit their two hands together. They put mud on the beasts' backs to show that they are sold

Collector
Philomena Hanly
Gender
female
Informant
Peter Falvey
Gender
male
Address
Darragh, Co. Clare
Language
English