The Cadgers’ Pad

The Cadgers’ Pad  by Séamus Murphy ‘Cadger’ is a term for pedlars, hawkers or mongers which has been traced to the 14th century: travelling fish sellers were known as cadgers in the Mournes and west Donegal within living memory. ‘Pad’ signifies ‘path’. The Cadgers’ Pad is a route across the Cooley Mountains to Ravensdale and […]