School: Sruth Nua

Location:
Ardnacally, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Tomás de Brún

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Care of the Feet

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0104, Page 404

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Care of the Feet
We wear shoes at fourteen years of age
Long ago people wore no shoes. The people who had shoes used to carry them to the place they would be going and when they would be drawing near they would put them on
Some of the people used to go bare-footed all the time.
The young children leave their shoes off in summer
If you had corns or eirigheach wash your feet in bog-water with moss. It would cure them
It is not right to throw out feet water until every one

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Collector
Mary Hogan
Gender
female
Address
Newbrook, Co. Mayo
Informant
John Hogan
Relation
unknown
Gender
male
Age
48
Address
Newbrook, Co. Mayo
Language
English