School: Lathaigh (Laghey)

Laghy, Co. Donegal
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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.