School: Graiguenamanagh (B.) (roll number 16311)

Location:
Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny
Teacher:
Micheál Ó Cuanáin

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Some Old Industries of Graignamanagh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0857, Page 272

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Weaving was always carried in the Cushion family. One of them named Benny Cushion used to sell flannel and cloths in his shop where Mr. Staunton now lives. The cloth was manufactured in his father's mill. The woollen industry is still carried on by the Cushions in High Street. There is a big difference the way the material was made then and now.
Pasty Cinchelagh (this is how it is spelt on the old tomb-stone) lived where Mr. F. Murray lives. He had boats at sea, and boats that used to trade up and down from here to Waterford. Granite was cut on the Quay of Graigue by a man named Gorman. It was sent to New Ross in boats, and then sent to Newfoundland to build the St. John's Cathedral. This granite was got in Killeen on the outskirts of Graigue. There was a flax-mill in Coolroe.

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Collector
John Prendergast
Gender
male
Address
Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny
Collector
John Byrne
Gender
male
Address
Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny
Collector
Michael Reddy
Gender
male
Address
Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny
Collector
J. Alfred Byrne
Gender
male
Address
Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny
Informant
Padruigh Ó Mathúna, Patrick Mahon
Gender
male
Age
circa 70
Occupation
farmer
Address
Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny
Language
English