Search Results for 'Joanne Hamilton'

2 results found.

Memories from Mayo included in new National Museum of Ireland book

image preview

Happy Days and Hard Times - a collection of visitor memories at the National Museum of Ireland, Country Life - has just been reissued for print, due to its initial success.

A pig fair in Eyre Square

image preview

Hely Dutton, in his survey of County Galway in 1824, wrote: “In every considerable town there is a market for fat cattle and sheep once a week. The earliest cattle fairs in Galway were held at Fairhill (hence the name) but in the 19th century, they moved to Eyre Square. It was where the farmer sold his product to other farmers, to butchers and to visiting dealers. It was where town and country met, where the rural people would come to town to sell, then buy whatever necessities they needed before returning home."

 

Page generated in 0.0359 seconds.