School: Coillte Bó (roll number 15984)

Location:
Kiltybo, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Michael S. Ó Ceallaigh

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Old Houses

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0107, Page 478

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The majority of the old houses in the district were thatched, and they are only one story.
Some of the houses were thatched with straw, and others with rushes that were procured in the fields.
The houses are not so plentiful nowadays as they were long ago. The old houses had a bed in the kitchen called the hag-bed.
The fire place was always at the gable of the house. The chimney was made out of stones and mortar. There were smaller windows in the old houses than there are in the new ones.
In some of the old houses the floors were made out of large

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Collector
Agnes Finn
Gender
female
Address
Cuiltybo, Co. Mayo
Informant
Mrs Finn
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Address
Cuiltybo, Co. Mayo
Language
English