School: Calry (roll number 10473)

Location:
Colgagh, Co. Sligo
Teacher:
Róisín Mhig Ualghairg

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Thatching

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0159, Page 222

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Thatching is another craft. A house with a thatched roof looks very cosy and warm. About fifty years ago all country houses were thatched with different kinds of straw, such as rye, straw, oat straw and wheaten straw and sometimes with reeds. Along the sea front they used bent, and sometimes flax. I once heard of a man who thatched his house with heather.

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Annie Cullen
Gender
female
Address
Calry, Co. Sligo
Language
English