School: Ballyleague (roll number 5973)

Location:
Ballyleague, Co. Roscommon
Teacher:
Patrick O' Dowd

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Old Houses

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0259, Page 143

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There are a number of old houses in this village. They are built of stone and mud and all of them are thatched. Some of them have three apartments, two rooms and a kitchen. A rude fireplace was constructed at the gable wall. A hole was bored in the roof and a bottomless bucket served as a chimney.
The walls of the houses were five feet high. The furniture of the rooms consisted of an oak bed and a table and in some houses there were chests which served as presses. The

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Collector
John Quinn
Gender
male
Address
Moher, Co. Roscommon
Informant
John Corcoran
Gender
male
Address
Killattimoriarty, Co. Roscommon
Language
English