School: Maoláin (roll number 6704)

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

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0198, Page 258

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some time ago 'nails' were all made by hand, by a man called the 'nailer' horse shoe nails, slating nails and all types of commonly used nails.
Rope making - ropes were also made from flaggers and rushes. They were picke dand left in the out house to season for a week or so. Then they were beetled down with a strong stick or pounder and afterwards twisted into ropes. This ropes are used mostly for carrying loads of hay and as shancals for animals.
Basket making - is and has been a common industry in this locality. There are several kinds of baskets (used) made and

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