School: Ardough, Carlow (roll number 9137)

Location:
Ardough or Huntspark, Co. Laois
Teacher:
Bean Uí Chochláin
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  1. Old Crafts
    February 22nd 1938
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    Some industries were carried on in this district in former times which are now discontinued
    Candle-making was one of the industries carried out in the district.
    Rushes were dipped and used as light instead of candles. Baskets were made from straw
    A great many things were made in forges in former times such as gates ploughs fire-cranes, and other farm implements
    The spinning of thread was also carried out in the district.
    Some dyeing were also carried out and also some thatching was done but no ropes were made.
    No tanning of leather or whip making was carried out in the district
    Barrels and churn making and nail making were also carried out but no pottery work was done
    Lime was burned in kilns in many places in the district.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Topics
    1. activities
      1. economic activities
        1. trades and crafts (~4,680)
    Language
    English
    Informant
    Mr James Somers
    Gender
    Male
    Age
    52
    Address
    Croghtenclogh, Co. Kilkenny