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- Buying and SellingShops were not as common in olden times as they are nowadays. People used to go to the nearest town to buy their goods, but almost in every district there was a small shop in which candles, lamp oil, tobacco, and papers were sold. When shoes were needed people had to go to Boyle or Sligo and buy the leather and get the local shoemaker to make them.Buying and selling was carried on after Mass. There was a shop near every chapel and after Mass the people used to buy their goods.Money was not always given for goods. Eggs and butter were sold in exchange for goods, and every often labour was given in exchange of goods also.When one had not the money to pay for his goods he would say, "I left it on tick", and change is the money a person gets back after paying for goods. On a fair day there are "cants" on the streets, where old clothes are sold. "Boot" is given to make up difference in value between an inferior article and one of greater value.(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
- Winnie Gunning