School: Breac-chluain (roll number 13147)

Brackloon, Co. Galway
Liam Ó Seachnasaigh
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0001, Page 433

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  1. There is a forge near the school.
    The smiths name is Hardy and his people were not smiths before him. the forge is situated on the side of the road near the bog.
    The forge is a small building with a slated roof and (fl) fitted with the ordinary wide double door. There is one fire place in it. The smith uses an anvil, hammer, sledge, pincers, tongs, rasp, knife and punch. He shoes asses, horses, but no cattle. The only implement he makes is a breast slane with a wing attached
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    1. activities
      1. economic activities
        1. trades and crafts (~4,680)
          1. smithing (~2,389)
    Mary Hurley