School: An Clochar, Carraig Thuathail

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Carraig Thuathail, Co. Chorcaí
Teacher:
An tSr. Celestine
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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0385, Page 329

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  1. Shops were not as common in olden times as they are now. But there were six or seven little shops in Carrigane called Shebeens for selling poteen.
    The people had to go to the nearest town to purchase goods because there were no vans going about.
    Buying and selling was carried on after Mass in West Cork in former times where it is still practiced. Eggs, butter and fowl were sold in this way.
    Money was not always given for goods but eggs butter and fowl were given in exchange for goods.
    The women used to milk the cows for farmers and for their work they got milk.
    If two persons were changing animals and if one animal was better than the other the owner of inferior animal would get money for his good animal and it is called boot.
    If a person bought goods and did not pay for them until later on it is called tick.
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