School: Loughkeeren

Location:
Knockatemple, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Anna M. Warde

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Old Crafts - Lime-Kiln

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0120, Page 77

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There is a limekiln in Muckroe. It is round in shape and is built with stone. It is about 12 feet deep. There is a hole left in the side near the bottom through which to take out the lime. About twelve hundred of lime can be burned in this kiln. To burn a lime kiln lime stone and turf is required. It will take three cribs of turf to burn 12 hundred of lime.

Collector
James Commins
Gender
male
Address
Rathrowan, Co. Mayo
Language
English