School: An Clochán (roll number 7777)

Location:
Cloghans Hill, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Liam Breathnach

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Béaloideas Éireann - Houses Long Ago

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0105, Page 067

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Houses long ago. Long ago, houses were built from turf, and sticks. The roof was thatched from heath. The people got it in the logs. There was a place for a bed in every kitchen. It was called a "Carlese". The old people slept in the Carlese. The fireplace was in the gable end. The chimney was made from timber. There was only one small window in every house. It was a square foot in size. There were a few nails nailed to the frame. These were used instead of glass. The floorss were made from daub. Daub is a kind of yellow clay. They had not

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Collector
John Nolan
Gender
male
Address
Ballyheeragh (Caslane), Co. Mayo
Informant
M. Nolan
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Address
Ballyheeragh (Caslane), Co. Mayo
Language
English