School: Cluain Leamhac (Cloonloo) (roll number 12767)

Cloonloogh, Co. Sligo
Ml. Mac Lochlainn
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0188, Page 015

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0188, Page 015

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  1. XML School: Cluain Leamhac (Cloonloo)
  2. XML Page 015
  3. XML “Old Craft - Lime-Burning”
  4. XML “Candle-Making”
  5. XML “Basket-Making”

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  1. First there is got a bunch of strong green rushes
    and they are left on the hob to dry.
    Next they peeled gently but a small strip of green
    is left for support. Then a plate of grease is got
    and they are rubbed to and fro on the plate in
    the grease and then they are left in a cool place
    to dry. A cake of soft mud is next got and the ends
    of stuck in the cake. The ends of them are stuck
    in ashes and now they are ready for use.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. activities
      1. economic activities
        1. trades and crafts (~4,680)
          1. candle-making (~728)
    Molly Wynne
  2. First green sallies are cut and are put in warm rain water
    until they get tough. Next a hoop is got and six
    or seven strong black sallies are tied around the hoop.
    These rods and hoops make the shape of the basket. Next
    a rod is got and is woven at the side of the hoop
    (continues on next page)
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.