School: Caisleán hAicéid

Location:
Castlehacket, Co. Galway
Teacher:
S. Ó Floinn

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Weaving

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0025, Page 0141

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About five years ago everybody in the parish of Corrandulla used to spin thread and send it to a weaver in Ballybeg names Pat Tyrroll to be woven into cloth.
Some of them used to send it to the weaver to be made into rugs and blankets, and others who had black thread used to send it to him to be made into freize. The people whom he used to make the freize for used to sell it and they used to get up to fifty shillings for it.
Pat Tyreell is alive still but he does not weave now because he is too old. Ballybeg is a village about six miled from Headford.

Collector
Annie O' Dowde
Gender
female
Address
Cluidrevagh, Co. Galway
Informant
Thomas Burke
Gender
male
Age
43
Address
Cluidrevagh, Co. Galway
Language
English