School: Sruthar (C.)

Shrule, Co. Mayo
Bríd, Bean Uí Éanacháin

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bulrushes and peel them. Then she melted some tallow and soaked the bulrushes in it. When they were dry, and left aside for some time, they burned very well, and showed great light.
There were no brushes to sweep the house like those which we have now. There was an old man over in Cloonline, and he used to pull a big heap of heather every Friday, and he used to make little brooms of it. He used to take an ass-cart full of brooms to Tuam every Saturday, and he used to get a penny for each little broom. This was the only means of living he had. (From Mother. Mrs. Burke, 40 yrs.)