School: Gortnessy (roll number 7235)

Location:
Gortinessy, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
M. Nic Sheáin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1030, Page 331

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There was leather tanned in the townland of Aghavore. The animals’ hides were put in a pit and covered with lime. They were left for some time in the pit and they came through many processes before they were made into leather.

Before people go to fish in this district they dig worms. [sic] They look for them in the wet ground. They only take the black headed worms because the trout tale them faster than others.

There is a white grub which is a still better “bait” but it is very hard to get. The best place to look for them is under the roots of “dockens” in fairly dry ground.
The river Termon is the nearest river to us and the only fish that are in it are the trout. Sometimes a small Salmon comes up from the Erne.

Collector
Ernest Crawford
Gender
male
Address
Cullion, Co. Donegal
Informant
Mr J. Hilliard
Gender
male
Age
39
Address
Drumawark, Co. Donegal
Language
English