1858.  Sale of Lordship of Manor of Dunmanway, The Purchaser will be Entitled as Lord of the Manor, To Hold  Court of Pie Powder, To Adjudicate at Disputes Arising From fairs.

The Court of Pie Powder was a necessary adjunct to the fair, and was originally established for the purpose of settling all disputes arising therein.  It was a very summary court of justice as circumstances required it to be, for it was intended to arrange difficulties between parties who had come from distant places to attend the fair, and whose occupation of pedlars, or traveling merchants, required that immediate jurisdiction should in all cases be had. It was usual, therefore, for transgressors to be arrested, the cause tried, and judgment given in the space of one hour.






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