School: Lathaigh (Laghey)

Location:
Laghy, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Proinsias Mac Pháidín

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1032, Page 092

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One evening I asked my father how did the old people make baskets and what kind of candles had they.
He said that the candles were made out of rushes. A man would gather a bunch of rushes and taking a few in his hand he would melt some butter and dip his candle in it. When this was done his candle was ready for use.

Collector
Annie Gallagher
Gender
female
Address
Greaghs, Co. Donegal
Informant
Thomas Gallagher
Relation
unknown
Gender
male
Age
60
Address
Greaghs, Co. Donegal
Language
English

Long ago flax was more plentiful than it is nowadays Before it was manufactured into linen, it had to go through many processes. First it was pulled and steeped

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