Advertisement, 1842, in Irish with Roman script,  by Thomas Swanton for Ballydehob Fair every Thursday for Pigs, Sheep, Potatoes, Butter, Fish, Free of Tolls together with original handwriting on Etymology of West Cork Irish for coffin 

There were so many Swantons in the Balldehob area that it was formerly known as ‘Swantonstown’.  Various family members were land owners in the District.  Many of the family were Methodist.

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