School: Coillte Críotáin

Erris, Co. Roscommon
Nóra Nic Aodhgáin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0236, Page 462

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    and mortar. There used to be no chimneys on some houses long ago only a hole in the roof.
    Halfdoors are common now and were common in olden times. Turf and wood were used for a fire. The light was got from rushes called rush-candles. This is the way the rush-candles were made; the rushes used to be peeled and dipped in grease and left to dry and then they were put down in a rod and the rod was put down in a sod of turf to represent a candle stick. They were all made locally.
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    1. objects
      1. man-made structures
        1. buildings
          1. residential buildings (~2,723)
    Christina Toman
    Brislagh, Co. Roscommon