School: Maoláin (roll number 6704)

Mullaun, Co. Leitrim
Seán Ó Brádaigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0198, Page 255

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to a boil. Then they put in the article to be dyed and boiled it again. When it was boiled they left it to cool and then took out the article and hung it up to dry. People say the dye we buy today is produced from those herbs.

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Spinning is done up to the present day rearly in every district. The wool is taken from the sheep and washed and dried, and when right dry is carded and teased and then it is sent to the weaver who weaves it into cloth.

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The old women of the district also mad e sprigging. They procured fine cloth and worked fancy work through it with a needle and special thread and this was called "sprigged cloth" and the old women went around

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Mary B. Travers
Briscloonagh, Co. Leitrim