Spinning and weaving was extensively carried on in this district in former years but this work has gradually died out. My father told me the following description of spinning and weaving which was done by his mother about twenty years ago.
The wool was first teased and then rape oil was sprinkled on it. With two cards it was carded into fine rolls.
Afterwards it was spun into fine thread and twisted into hanks of yarns.
Then it was sent to a weaver and put in a loom and blankets and shawls were made according to the different quality of thread.
- Sarah Mc Manus
- Michael Mc Manus
- Murhaun, Co. Leitrim