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

Ballyforan, Co. Roscommon
Áine Bean Uí Chuillin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0271C, Page 17_030

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    Travelling - Folk
    Travelling Folk are to be seen at fairs and markets. Some of those are very poor and have nothing to live on only the alms of the people and more of them are rich and go around in caravans and sell things. They always go near a wood where they will have plenty of wood and twigs which they weave - to - gether and make fancy baskets and tables. There is a lot of them in Althlone and Ballinasloe and in other towns. Tinkers make cans and saucpans and sell rugs, mats, and many
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    1. agents (~1)
      1. people by social grouping
        1. travellers (~3,023)
    Bridie Kennedy
    Torpan More, Co. Roscommon