School: Grianán Ailigh (roll number 2049)

Location:
Grianan of Aileach, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Niall S. Mac Aoidh

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The Care of the Feet

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1108, Page 206

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It is nessasary for the people to take care of the feet.
When you first start to walk you need to get a pair of boots for your feet and keep wearing boots till you die.
In olden times people went on there bare feet, but they don't do that now. It is only the children who are going to school in the Summer time that go on their bare feet.
There is only two people in my district that make boots. One of them lives in Newton, and the other in Bridgend.
In olden times people made boots out of timber, but now they make them out of leather.
Some people before they go to ed they wash their feet in hot water. people say it is not right

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Collector
Mick Campbell
Gender
male
Address
Speenoge, Co. Donegal
Language
English