School: Uachtar Árd (roll number 4786)

Oughterard, Co. Galway
An tSr M. S. Iognáid
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0065, Page 306

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  1. In Oughterard there are two tailors. Both of them work in their own houses. They make suits of clothes out of shop material and homespun.
    It is an old saying that "a tailor is the ninth part of a man". The tailors pressing iron is called a goose and it is said he always has a goose for Christmas. Also that a halfpenny and a thimble makes a tailor's pocket jingle.
    Long ago women made shirts from linen which they made at home
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  2. Long ago the people used not wear any shoes at all. It is usual (to) still to see people especially children go without shoes in Summer. If you washed your feet late at night it is not right to throw away the water in which you washed them until morning because if you did you would see a ghost.
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    1. objects
      1. clothing and accessories (~2,403)
        1. shoes (~1,841)
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    Oughterard, Co. Galway