School: Dromad (roll number 16781)

Location:
Drumod, Co. Leitrim
Teacher:
Millicent "Nuabhroinn"

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Old Crafts

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0214, Page 041

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8/7/38 Old Crafts

Wheel Making
My father is a carpenter and he makes all sorts of wood work and he usually makes wheel such as cart wheels and barrow wheels. These are the various parts in a cart wheel, first the nave [drawing of nave] then the holes are bored in the nave, and the spokes are put into it [drawing of a spoke] and the fellows [drawing of a fellow] are put on the spokes and then the boxel is put into the nave, and the shoeing on the wheel, and it is puttied and painted. [drawing of wheel and boxel]

Collector
Annetta Thornton
Gender
female
Age
14
Address
Derrycarne Demesne, Co. Leitrim
Informant
Henry Thornton
Gender
male
Age
66
Occupation
carpenter
Address
Derrycarne Demesne, Co. Leitrim
Language
English