School: Tuairín Chathail (B.) (roll number 10392)

Location:
Tooreencahill, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
Diarmuid Ó Cróinín

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The Local Forge

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0452, Page 243

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There are four forges in the parish of Rathmore (Kerry) one in Rathmore, one in Knocknagree (Cork) one in Gneeveguilla (Kerry) and one in Tureen Cahill (Kerry).
The forges are situated by the roadside. The door of the forge is of no special shape.
The walls of the forge are of stone, and it is roofed with felt.

The most implements the smith uses are, a hammer, a pincers an anvil, a pliers, a bellows and all kinds of nails. He shoes horses, asses and cattle. Smiths are always looked upon as being very strong men.
He makes farm implements such as spades and [slaugh?] and repairs all kinds of farm implements.
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Collector
John Buckley
Gender
male
Address
Reanasup, Co. Kerry
Informant
Daniel Buckley
Gender
male
Age
48
Address
Reanasup, Co. Kerry
Language
English