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- Long ago the majority of the people were thirty years before they wore shoes, but others of a poorer class never wore shoes. The children today never go bare-footed unless a few children that cannot buy boots go bare-footed in the summer.
Long ago in the country houses they never kept feet water inside by night because they said that the fairies would come during the night and injure them.
Boots were never made in our district but they were made and repaired in Tralee.
Long ago when people got a new pair of shoes they nearly stayed up all night admiring them.
Leather was made from the skin of the young goat called the kid, and it was the dearest leather in that time.Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.