School: Coillte Bó (roll number 15984)

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

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Clothes Made Locally

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0107, Page 492

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There are four tailors in this district. They work in their homes; they do not travel as formerly from house to house when required. The tailor do not stock clothes. Clothes are not spun or woven locally. Button, wool, cloth, silk and coton are used. There is an old saying connected with tailors.
The tailor uses a machine a needle a thimble thread a measuring tape and a smoothing-iron at his work. Some shirts are made in the homes and some are bought made. Shirts are made from cotton cloth and the under shirts are made of wool. There are no accounts of cloth for shirts made of flax grown in the district. Some socks and stocking are

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Collector
Mollie Govin
Gender
female
Address
Mace Lower, Co. Mayo
Informant
Mrs Govin
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Address
Mace Lower, Co. Mayo
Language
English