Scoil: Beann Gulban (uimhir rolla 3301)

Coillte Céir, Co. Shligigh
Áine, Bean Mhic Giolla Mhártain

Scag na scéalta

Taifeach: Íseal | Ard
Travelling Folk

Tagairt Chartlainne

Bailiúchán na Scol, Imleabhar 0155, Leathanach 065

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Ar an leathanach seo

Travelling folk still call to the homes of the people in this district. For a number of years these wanderers were scarce but in recent years they have become much more numerous and have again resorted to the old-time custom of travelling in bands. Usually they belong to the tinkering tribe but sometimes gipsies and ass-jobbers come along.
The same families come back time and again. The men of the tinkering tribes make cans, poringers, and other things which the women and girls sell at the houses in the country-side: besides selling tins they sometimes carry baskets with 'odds and ends', and these they also sell: and in all instances they beg for food and clothing.
Sometimes the people are very kind to them, but when they come too often, or too many come on the same day they grow tired of them and send them off empty-handed.
The gipsies travel in caravans, in which they sleep during the night. They sell little

(leanann ar an chéad leathanach eile)
Mrs Gilmartin
An Ghráinseach, Co. Shligigh