School: Cluain Catha (roll number 16291)

Location:
Clooncah, Co. Roscommon
Teacher:
Dll. Ó Módhráin, Ss. Mac Eoghain

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Old Crafts

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0252, Page 406

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There were some industries carried on in the district especially spinning and dyeying. The old women spun and dyed all their own clothes and the men were employed in their own industry of thatching and basket-making. There was no candle, soap or rope making carried on.
the principle spinners around here were - Mrs Fury, Ballymore and Mrs Owens Ballymore, Strokestown.
The best thatcher around here was Mr James Gibbons, Tuam, Kilrooskey. There was also a forge in this district. It was owned and operated by Mr Joseph Mc Dermott, Lackin, Strokestown and he made spades and gates in it. There were some very good basket makers around here also.

Collector
Rita Sweeney
Gender
female
Address
Clooncah, Co. Roscommon
Informant
Michael Sweeney
Gender
male
Age
72
Address
Ballyduffy, Co. Roscommon
Language
English