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- The houses which existed in the vicinity some time ago were thatched and contained two bedrooms and a kitchen.
The thatch (straw) was obtained from straw grown on the farms of those who owned the farms, wheaten straw was used in preferance to oaten straw.
In the kitchen there was either a settle bed or a press-bed. The chimney was in the centre of the house it was made of "Dóibh Buidhe" and stones, the floors were also made of "Dóibh Buidhe". The "Dóibh Buidhe" was found in the bottom of rivers.
Many of the old houses had half-doors but in the houses that(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.