School: Lochán na mBan (roll number 7816)

Location:
Loughaunnaman, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Tomás Ó Conghaile

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Old Houses

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0099, Page 289

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Long ago there were a lot of old houses. These houses were thatched. The thatch was got from straw. They also used scallops. These were got from sally rods. Over the fireplace was made morter and cement. The fire was made of turf and timber. The floor was made of clay trodden into the ground.
Some of the houses were without any chimney. They had round roofs. The fire was placed in the centre of the floor. They had holes in the roofs to let out the smoke.

Collector
Helen Conway
Gender
female
Address
Loughaunnaman, Co. Mayo
Language
English