carrying in potatoes and turf. Another old trade was making Sugáns, those were made of straw, plaited together and made into a mat for the Sugán chairs. They were also used for putting inside doors for keeping out draughts, and also for seats beside the fire.
Peggy Forde, Kilchreest, Loughrea.
Bridget Forde, Kilchrest.
Regarding spinners there were no paid spinners in those days but when people had any hard work to do they all gathered to a certain house and here the spinning routine would have its way.
Dying was also