School: Clara (roll number 16116)

Clara Upper, Co. Kilkenny
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Old Furniture no Longer in Use

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0859, Page 385

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"Settle-beds" were used some time ago. They were made of timber and painted. At night, when in use, they were let down on to the floor - having been closed up during the day and in use as a seat.
They are now gone out of use and very rarely seen.
In the kitchen they were usually placed.
Spinning-Wheels - There is only one in the district at Mrs. Quirke's, Templemartin, Kilkenny.
Quern for grinding Corn - Only one to be seen in locality at the house of: Mr. Tom Carroll, Grangehill, Co. Kilkenny.