School: Drong (roll number 15699)

Location:
Drung, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Seán P. Mac Gabhann

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Old Houses

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1117, Page 246

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Old Houses.
The houses of today, differ very much from the houses of fifty, or a hundred years ago.
For instance the farm-houses of today have at least three rooms, whereas the house that I live in, which is one of the old type, has only a living room or kitchen, and another room that serves for all purposes, such as sleeping, dressing, and so-forth.
There are two fireplaces in the house, one in each end. The kitchen fireplace is in the centre of the western gable, and is what is called an "open fire-place".
Beds of different kinds, which have different names, are to be found in all the old houses.

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Collector
Bridie Mc Cauley
Gender
female
Address
Quigley's Point, Co. Donegal
Informant
Mrs Sarah Mc Cole
Relation
grandparent
Gender
female
Age
82
Address
Quigley's Point, Co. Donegal
Language
English