School: Mount Talbot (roll number 14056)

Location:
Mount Talbot, Co. Roscommon
Teacher:
M. Ó Héimhthigh

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Tailors

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0267, Page 253

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There is only one tailor in this district. He works in his own home. Machine woven tweed is the cloth most generally used. Some people wear hand-woven tweed. This tweed is dearer than the machine-woven tweed, but it lasts longer.
The tailor uses a big, strong foot-machine, a strong scissors, an iron, an ironing board, a thimble, a strong needle, and strong thread. There is no bottom on the thimble he uses.
Shirts are made in the homes. They are made out of flannelette shirting, poplin, louvisca [?], trickaleen [?], wineyette, flannel, prints, cotton and spun silk. In some homes they are made out of linen. Socks and stockings are knitted locally.
Black clothes are worn at the death of a relative and at the funeral. White clothes are worn by a bride at a wedding.

Collector
Eibhlín Ní Fhineachtaigh
Gender
female
Informant
A. Finerty
Gender
male
Age
50
Address
Mount Talbot, Co. Roscommon
Language
English