School: Beanna (roll number 9524/5)

Banna West, Co. Kerry
Mícheál Ó Cearbhaill

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Clothes Made Locally

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0414, Page 328

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Long ago tailors were not as numerous as they are now. They used to go around from house to house and the people used give them clothes to make. They used spend a long time making them because they had no machines. They sewed with their hands.
The cloth was made from wool and flax. Now the tailors have machines and it is easy to make clothes. The spinning wheels are not so numerous now as they were long ago. Now there are three tailors in this district.