School: Béal Átha Feorainne (C.) (roll number 15653)

Ballyforan, Co. Roscommon
Áine Bean Uí Chuillin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0271C, Page 11_033

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    Travelling Folk.
    There are people travelling about called poor people. There is a man by the name of Pat Ward he sells tins such as cans and saucepans, he sometimes mends kettles or cans for the people.
    Some of the women sell tables pictures and mats. Some of them have big families and are poorer than those with no families. They camp out in huts made up of sticks and bags, and some of them in caravans. There are others going about the roads known as Lizzie Flynn and Biddy Hatter they go alone. It is said that
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    1. agents (~1)
      1. people by social grouping
        1. travellers (~3,023)
    Maureen Gacquin
    Muckloon, Co. Galway