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

Ballyforan, Co. Roscommon
Áine Bean Uí Chuillin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0271C, Page 22_023

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0271C, Page 22_023

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  1. Travelling folk call at certain times of the year. They are poor people, some of them sell things such as mats, rugs, small tables and sometimes delph. Some of the names most familiar are Wards, Corcorans, Flyns, Maurhans and Joyce. Some of them will take only money. others take whatever they get. They camp our on the side of the road. Sometimes the farmers let them sleep in their barns. They sometimes steal hay and turf, fowl from the people.
    The gypsies tell fortues. They are always very plentiful before.
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    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. agents (~1)
      1. people by social grouping
        1. travellers (~3,023)
    Annie Taylor
    Castle Ffrench, Co. Galway