School: Coillte Bó (roll number 15984)

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

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The Care of the Feet

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0107, Page 508

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The people began to wear shoes long ago when they were about sixteen years old. There is no account of people who never wore boots.
The children leave off their shoes in Summer. There is nothing done with the water after washing the feet. There is no belief connected with the water.
Boots are made and repaired locally. There are four shoe-makers in the district. Their people have not been shoe-makers. There are not as many shoe-makers now as there were long ago because there are machines now.
Clogs are worn and made in this district. There was not any leather made in

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Collector
Mary Mc Nicholas
Gender
female
Address
Curneen, Co. Mayo
Informant
Mrs Mc Nicholas
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Address
Curneen, Co. Mayo
Language
English