There were few shops in the area long ago. Goods were sold after mass but people had very little money and often goods were exchanged for goods. People were very glad to have an exchange of goods for a day’s work. It was thought unlucky to transact money business on a Monday and especially on the first Monday of the New Year. There were markets held in Galway and Monivea.
Collector: Rita Greally, Clogh, Co. Galway
Informant: Mrs M. Greally, Clogh, Co. Galway
Place: Gorteen, Co. Galway
Footnote: Duchas, ‘The Schools’ Collection’, www.duchas.ie