School: Manulla (roll number 14544)

Manulla, Co. Mayo
Seán Mac an Adhastair

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0095, Page 281

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and it was a seat in the day and a bed at night. There was no glass in the windows but they used to put sheep skins in the windows instead. If people had no turf they would bring in the cow and she would keep the house warm with her breath. Sometimes they built mud cabins when they had no money to build a right one. When the soldiers were going arount[d] they built mud cabins. Michael Armstrong, Skiddernagh, Manulla, (50) James Armstrong