Mick Dowd the Butcher

Gortnadeeve West, Co. Galway

Mick was a butcher who lived in Lower Leahive and he would go to the large farms around Creggs 2 or 3 times a week. He would buy any sick or dead sheep for a small sum and ‘he sold or hawked the meat from house to house on a donkey cart’. Before leaving home, he would weigh the meat into chunks and stick a piece of sally rod in each. The rod had marks or nicks signifying the weight in pounds of each piece of meat.

Collector: Unknown

Informant: Unknown

Place: Gortnadeeve West, Co. Galway

Footnote: Duchas, ‘The Schools’ Collection’, www.duchas.ie

This page was added on 25/04/2017.

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