School: Coillte Críotáin

Location:
Erris, Co. Roscommon
Teacher:
Nóra Nic Aodhgáin

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Coillte Críotáin | The Schools’ Collection

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0236, Page 377

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A spinning wheel was a machine used long ago before the present mills were got up. The wool was taken from the sheep and carded into threads and spun into cloth and colowes.

Thatching is carried on in the district. Most of the people are thatchers. They thatch with rods and straw or rods and rushes. They have a mallet to hammer down the rods and a knife to straighten the eve. They also use a ladder to reach the top of

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Collector
Mary Tivenan
Gender
female
Address
Cornaglia, Co. Roscommon
Language
English