School: Na Creaga

Location:
Creggs, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Liam Ó Breandáin

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Foot-Wear

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0015, Page 234

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In olden times people wore clogs, brogues, and spatters, the clogs were made of hard leather and the soles were made of wood. The soles were got ready-made, and they tacked the soles and upper together. In Spring and in harsh weather they would wear spatters. Spatters were made by the women, they were long stocking made of pure wool, and drawn up to the knees.
Brogues were made by the village shoe-maker, and they were something like the boots nowadays but they were stronger, and not as well finished.

Collector
Angie Kilby
Gender
female
Address
Creggs, Co. Galway
Informant
Michael Noone
Gender
male
Address
Derryhippoo, Co. Roscommon
Language
English