School: An Corr Dubh (roll number 14339)

Corduff, Co. Leitrim
Pádraig Mac Giolla'n Átha
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0227, Page 068

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0227, Page 068

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    There was no house but there was a "grisset" for melting the "rozen". The wick they used was made of linen thread.
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  2. Shops weren't very common in olden times; the people going about used to buy eggs at three for a penny. They used to exchange goods, for example give a calf for an ass and sometimes a few shillings "boot". Sometimes people got potatoes for their pay instead of money; this was the custom in olden days, or sometimes they were paid with flax, oats or some other farm produce.
    The Jews made a practice of taking the first money offered at the risk of their not getting full value for their ware
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    1. activities
      1. economic activities
        1. trade
          1. buying and selling (~3,622)
    John Doorigan
    Gortnacamdarragh, Co. Leitrim