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The fairs used be held in Quin Spancillhill and Ardsollus. The old fairs are still held in Quin on the 7th of July and the first of November and in Spancillhill on the 23th and 24th of June. There is no fair held now in Ardsollus nor for the last sixty years. They say the building of the Railway put a stop to the fairs.
There is a special field in Quin and Spanchillhill called the fair-green. There is money called toll on every beast by the owner to the toll collector. When the buyer is paying for the beasts he gets a small sum of money back from the seller which is called a luck-penny. When they are making the bargain the buyer spits on his hand and strikes the seller's hand.