Over 30 or 60 years ago there were markets held in Monivea. They took place every Friday during the year. Farmers bought bonhams, potatoes, cabbage plants and sometimes turnips. The women bought all kinds of fowl, butter and eggs. In other places people went to a fair and market and exchanged a pig for a certain amount of potatoes.
Place: Newcastle, Co. Galway
Footnote: Duchas, ‘The Schools’ Collection’, www.duchas.ie