School: Scrabagh (roll number 11202)

Location:
Scrabbagh, Co. Roscommon
Teacher:
Mrs Rose Ffrench

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Creel-Making

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0254, Page 100

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Creels are carriers or basket-like constructions used in most country places.
They are of various shapes according to the purposes for which they are used. Some of them are deep and have two woven handles of osiers others are of the same shape but instead of having two handles similar to those discribed above they have two rush or straw handles, known as "eirishes" to enable the person carrying the creel to sling it over his shoulders. Some creels are shallow and boat-shaped and are used in the country houses for taking in the nightly supple of turf.

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Collector
Thomas O' Beirne
Gender
male
Address
Carranadoe, Co. Roscommon
Informant
Patrick O' Beirne
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Address
Carranadoe, Co. Roscommon
Language
English