The locals fair is held in the town of Ballyshannon on the second day of each month.Very often buyers arrive at the farm-houses and buy there and then and a custom much in use in farmer times was to be outside the town a considerable distance to meet the cattle coming in and strike a bargain before arriving at the Fair Green at al. This custom is now discontinued. Although there is a Fair Green in Ballyshannon the buying + selling are not confined to it but take place in one of the slneets [?] known as The Back St. Complaents have been made by the lenants of this […], but nothing has come out of it The Fair Green has not been properly booked after and in wet weather the water rises to a considerable depth and is unfit for use. No toll is paid on cattle sold. When an animal is sold money is always given back This is called “Luck’s Peueny [?]” and varies according to the value of the animal. Five shillings Luck’s Peieny out of Fro or so. […] when it is a matter of Ls or so. When a bargain is being made there is always a third person present to further the sale.
(leanann ar an chéad leathanach eile)