School: Carrowreagh (roll number 16884)

Carrowreagh, Co. Donegal
Annie Davidson
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1109, Page 70

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1109, Page 70

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  3. XML “Large Stone Wheel Used in Olden Times for Rolling Flax”
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  1. Long ago when the flax scutchers had no rollers to roll the flax the people that had flax had to keep a large round stone to bruise it themselves.
    The stone had a spindle through the centre of it or a big wooden log. Then the flax was laid in a round circle and a horse was yoked to the spindle and he had to draw it round.
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