Scoil: An Gleantán, Lombardstown

Suíomh:
An Gleanntán, Co. Chorcaí
Múinteoir:
Tomás Ó Colmáin

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Taifeach: Íseal | Ard
Selling a Cow

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Bailiúchán na Scol, Imleabhar 0362, Leathanach 282

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Ar an leathanach seo

The morning of the last fair in Mallow my father go up at four o'clock to drive a cow to the fair.
It was a good fair and buyers were plentiful. He met the first buyer at Mallow Bridge. The buyer asked "How much do you want for the cow?" The custom is to ask a few pounds more than you really expect to get. The buyer generally offers a few pounds under the value.
My father said £16.
The buyer said "Take £12".
(If the buyer thinks he can buy and the cow suits him, he follows on to the Fair Field and bids from 10s to £1 more now again.)
This man followed my father and asked again "What are you going to do?" and then he moved away a few yards.
Somebody standing by, calling him back asked, How much is between ye?
My father said £4.
The bystander said "Divide it".

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