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Rabble Days

Rabble Days, or Hiring Fairs, were held in Donegal in years gone by when children between the ages of 11 and sixteen were sold for periods of six months to wealthy farmers of the Lagan Valley. These Rabble Days were held annually in May and November at Speer's Lane, at the corner of Upper Main Street and a lasting memory to that era can be seen in Market Square where a wonderful sculpture of 'Rabble Children' is located.

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Market Square
Failte Ireland