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Taoibhín, patch, soles and heels are the different words for patches. Taoibhín and patch are put on the side of boots.
Mr Heffernann and his people before him were always shoemakers.
Mr Keane is not long in Oughterard. There was another shoemaker in Oughterard before, called Mr Geraghty but he died a few years agoTranscribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
- There are three tailors in this parish Mr. Higgins, Mr. Fahy and Mr. Halloran who is called Lord John.
Another tailor Mr Walsh who was called Joe Páid died some years ago.
The tailors don't go around they work at their own houses.
The tailor sends away for the amount and colour of cloth the person wants.
It is usual for children to wear homespun and bréidín.
A tailor uses a scissors, thimble(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.