Fairs in Monivea

Monivea, Co.Galway

The fairs in Monivea long ago consisted of cows, pigs and especially horses. The buyers came from all counties. People had to pay a man to get into the fair and the money was used for buying stock for the orphanage. Sometimes a buyer might disagree with the seller about the price of something and a friend would come to the rescue and tell them to split the difference.

Collector: Philomena Mahon, Newcastle, Co. Galway

Informant: John Mahon, Newcastle, Co. Galway (grandparent)

Place: Newcastle, Co. Galway

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

This page was added on 26/04/2017.

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