School: Rosenallis (roll number 5442)

Location:
Rosenallis, Co. Laois
Teacher:
Mrs L. Dagg

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Old Crafts

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0823, Page 416

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THATCHING;
Oaten straw is best.Hazel scollops are got pointed with a penknife done by the owner of the house. Old thatch is pulled off with hands and levelled. The straw is shaken up on the ground,Water is thrown on the straw. Straw is made into a bundle.It is laid on in rows. Then the scollops are stuck into it. A mallet is used. The straw is made smooth with a rake .The local thatchers are JackKane,Corbally,BillDavis,Lacken,Bill Roe,RIP Corbally,Din Daly Gurteen, Old Mooney RIP Shanbeg.

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Collector
Jojo Dagg
Gender
unknown
Language
English