School: Baile an Daingin (B) (roll number 1676)

Location:
Ballindine, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Séamus P. Ó Gríobhtha

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0096, Page 746

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Stuaic came to her own husband and Stuaic's father gave her another thousand pounds and her husband had the lawyer's ten thousand and the doctors thousand. Stuaic was a great househelper after that. The meaning of Stuaic is stubborness.

The houses of the old people were made of "dób." When a man would be making a house. he would get a few carts of dób and a few sheaves of straw. (into) Then he would cut the straw into small pieces and mix them with the dób. He keeps on doing that until he has it finished. He does not leave any place for windows. He bores two or three holes in the side of the house. The holes would be about three feet in circumference. Some of the windows used to be square.
There used to be a "cailleach" in every house at tha time

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Collector
Patrick Kelly
Gender
male
Address
Lisduff, Co. Mayo
Informant
Bridge Mc Hugh
Gender
female
Age
58
Address
Lisduff, Co. Mayo
Language
English