The Tangler’s Hat 1965 – Geoff Cronin

The Tangler’s Hat – 1965 In the days when the Fair was the commercial and indeed social life-blood of small towns all over Ireland, certain rules of behaviour became rigidly entrenched in the process of buying and selling in the market place. One sacrosanct rule dictated that if a buyer was in negotiation with a seller,no third party could interrupt. Transgression of this rule usually resulted in a split head at the very least – and anyone who went to a fair was very much aware of this.[…]

via The Colour of Life – The Tangler’s Hat – 1965 – Geoff Cronin — Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life

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