School: Snaidhm (C.) (roll number 11799)

Sneem, Co. Kerry
Mrs Palmer

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made their own fishing rods also, but acquired no trade to do so. Women made soap also of kelp & fat & other things, & they dyed material with oakbark & "driseor cloch"? They ground their corn with what was called a quern. They first heated it in pans, so that when it was ground it had a burnt smell which improved it. Querns may be seen along the fence near Colonel Hartley's residence not far from here.

Long ago the tailors went around from house to house to sew They were called journey-men tailors They got their feeding or some small present. They stayed a week or more in every house and they had machines with them to sew for the people. The old tailors had no machines until those late years, they made and sewed the clothes with their hands. They made wrappers for men and suits

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