School: Baile Ruadh (Cailíní)

Location:
Ballyroe, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Máire, Bean Uí Fhearghail

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Clothes Made Locally

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0013, Page 292

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There are two tailors in the Williamstown district Mr Geraghty a shopkeeper and Mr Kenny. They both work at their own homes, and they do not travel from house to house as formerly.
They used to go from house to house long ago and make all the clothes they had to , with their hands. They had no sewing-machines at that time so they were three or four days in each house.
Mr Geraghty has tailors working for him and he stocks his own cloth. Thread is spun locally but it is not woven but it is

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Collector
Caitlín Ní Ghabhann
Gender
female
Address
Carrowroe, Co. Galway
Informant
Tomás Ó Gabhann
Gender
male
Age
60
Address
Carrowroe, Co. Galway
Language
mixed