School: Convent Girls' School, Ballymote

Location:
Ballymote, Co. Sligo
Teacher:
Sr. M. Patrick

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Lime-Kilns

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0183, Page 149

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The method used in burning lime is first to collect a quantity of lime stone which is broken up in small pieces. Then a fire of turf is lighted in the kiln and on this fire some broken stones are put each day until the kiln is filled and after a day or two the stones will be burned into lime which is drawn out from a small door at the bottom of the kiln and which is now ready for use.

Collector
Teresa Kielty
Gender
female
Address
Ballymote, Co. Sligo
Informant
James Kielty
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Address
Ballymote, Co. Sligo
Language
English