Shops and Trades in The Area

Newcastle, Co. Galway

There was a shop in the village owned by Mr. Jim Feeney. Other shops were owned by Maire Beag and Higgins Botham. This man was a weaver as well as a shopkeeper. He used to weave silk in England and got £6 a day. His family was very well off and they left this village in 1896. There was a man living in Shudane who was a cobbler. His name was Mark Jordan and people used to do work for him for boots.

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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