School: Holmpatrick (roll number 14180)

Holmpatrick, Co. Dublin
D. Kevelighan
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0784, Page 108

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  1. Forges
    In this district there are two forges, one in Manning's Opening, off strand street, and the other on the Rush road. The latter is situated by a small stream which rises in the country,flows under the road and on to the sea.
    The forges are two-storey cottages with the floor of the upper storey removed making it all one high building. The fires are raised a stone or a square of bricks, with a large bellows operated by either a wooden handle or a rope. These smiths shoe only horses and asset. They make such things as ploughs, pikes, harrow, pipes, axes, gates and railings. All this is done in doors.
    Alan Owens
    6 strand st, Skerries
    Co Dublin
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. activities
      1. economic activities
        1. trades and crafts (~4,680)
          1. smithing (~2,389)
    Alan Owens
    Strand Street, Co. Dublin