red iron.People do not send gifts to the smith. The smith has no special power over anything. They were looked upon as strong men. The forges are centres for gossip.
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Mr O' Neill from Connemara came on a visit to Mrs Fitzpatrick Glenbarrow. Mr O Neill and the Fitzpatricks came to our house that night. They came in a motor car. When they were going the driver could not start the motor.Mrs Fitzpatrick who had never been in a motor car before,put her head out through the window,to give them some advice. She said, "Take it by the head and lead it out."