School: Maoláin (roll number 6704)

Location:
Mullaun, Co. Leitrim
Teacher:
Seán Ó Brádaigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0198, Page 254

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shaped like a cup and used for drinking purposes and also wood pails and dishes and crankskeems which were pieces of wood about one foot long shaped like a spoon and for the same purpose.

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Starch was also made in this district in olden times. The people used to peel potatoes and grate them and ring them and leave the juice to settle. Then they strained off the water and boiled the remains which formed starch and this they used for starching clothes.

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Collector
Mary B. Travers
Gender
female
Address
Briscloonagh, Co. Leitrim
Language
English

Dying was also very customary in this district. The people boiled herbs - moss, barks of trees, briar leaves and ivy. First they got a pot of water and pu the dying material into it and brought it

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