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

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

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The Care of the Feet

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0410, Page 137

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In this district in former times the people did not wear shoes until they were from ten to twelve years of age.
Children go barefoot in Summer, at present, but they wear shoes during Winter and Spring.
Thomas O Donnell of Kilcara repairs shoes, but there are no shoemakers in the district.
There were two shoemakers in Duagh by the names of Patrick Fitzmaurice and Denis Broderick, who made and sold shoes to the people of the surrounding districts.
Clogs were worn by the people formerly, but they are

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Collector
Pádraig Mac Síthigh
Gender
male
Informant
Pádraig Mac Sthigh
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Language
English