Old Crafts 12:4:1938
These crafts were told to me by my father. Mr P. Slevin Hampton St. Balbriggan
They are a fine hard brick and last for a very long time. They were made in batches of one thousand and spread out to harden. This fine industry was carried on by Messr's William and Thomas Cumisky, the ancestors of the present family. Messr's Sharkeys had also a brickyard out at Clonard which gave considerable employment to the local men.
We had also a very famous industry in Balrothery, biscuit-making which was carried on by people named Sonsmiths. This industry has been for a great number of years extinct. There was also a fine tannery in
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