School: Carrickatee (roll number 16481)

Location:
Carrickatee, Co. Monaghan
Teacher:
Éamonn Ó Dubhthaigh

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Foundry Work

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0941, Page 318

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There is an old thatched house in Gragernagh on the land of Edward McCooey where the foundry work was carried on about seventy years ago. The foundry man was the name of Corrigan and made smoothing irons for all the country round.
The most difficult part of the work was to give the irons a smooth face. The face of each iron was held to a large grind stone and the twisting of the stone was most laborious work. He gave all his irons a fine finish and was looked upon as a great tradesman.

Collector
Cassie Mc Cooey
Gender
female
Address
Gragarnagh, Co. Monaghan
Informant
Edward Gorman
Gender
male
Address
Gragarnagh, Co. Monaghan
Language
English