School: Páirc na nDriseóg (roll number 14294)

Location:
Brierfield, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Séamus Ó Conaire

Filter stories

Back
/ 196 Forward
Resolution: Low | High
Blacksmiths

Archival Reference

The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0083, Page 152

Image and data © National Folklore Collection, UCD. See copyright details »

On this page

Black Smiths

22nd June 1938
There are about four black-smiths in the parish of Abbey and each of them have their own forge.
William Dolan is the local smith. He is situated on the side of the public road between Horse-leap crossroads and Moylough. He is a very good smith and he gets a lot of work to do. If you pass by William Dolan's forge you will see ploughs, scuffers, harrows and all such things left outside the forge. His son works with him in the forge every day. The walls of the forge are made of boards, and the roof is made of boards also

(continues on next page)
Collector
Laurence Mullins
Gender
male
Address
Brierfield South, Co. Galway
Informant
William Walsh
Gender
male
Age
50
Address
Brierfield South, Co. Galway
Language
English