School: Naomh Seosamh (Buachaillí)

Glennamaddy, Co. Galway
S. Ó Deagha
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0017, Page 447

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    Blacksmiths and forges.
    There are four forges in this district and the names of the blacksmiths who owns them:- Bill Keaveney, Roddy Fahy, Pat Conneely, Tom Walsh.
    The people before them were not blacksmiths.
    Two of them are situated in the town and two in the country.
    There are none of them situated on a cross-road.
    The forges of this parish are not thatched but galvanised.
    There are double doors in each forge.
    The bellows are made of a big empty bag of leather and is worked by a wooden handle which is joined on to the bellows and by working that handle up and down the air in the bag blows the fire.
    The most of the bellows around here are bought and cost alot of money.
    Smiths makes gated, grates, and tongs.
    The smiths puts on rims on cart
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    1. activities
      1. economic activities
        1. trades and crafts (~4,680)
          1. smithing (~2,389)
    Oliver Bruen
    Glennamaddy, Co. Galway
    T. Raftery