School: Dubh-Áth (B.) (roll number 11067)

Location:
Duagh, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
Seán Ó Conchobhair

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Old Crafts

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0410, Page 060

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1. The Irish people had no need for cloth shops in olden times as they grew their own flax and kept their own sheep.
In this district there were five weavers and they were very busy in every house. There was a spinning wheel in each home and that was put in working order in November, and the women of the house kept working that until February.
The flax had to go through many processes before it was ready for the spinning wheel.

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Collector
Séamus Ó Roileacháin
Gender
male
Address
Kilcarra More, Co. Kerry
Informant
Séafradh Ó Conchubhair
Gender
female
Address
Foildarrig, Co. Kerry
Language
English