School: Urhan (C.) (roll number 12260)

Location:
Urhin, Co. Cork
Teacher:
Eimile Ní Urdail

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The Houses of Long Ago

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0276, Page 247

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In older times the people had not good houses like we have at present. Their houses were built with stones and mud and they were not very big. They were thatched with straw and tied with sugans which they made themselves. In many of those houses they used keep cattle on the winter nights. They used have a step ladder for a stairs. There was only one small window in the kitchen and another in the room. They used keep hens in one corner of the house inside in a cub.

Collector
Áine Ní Dhuibhir
Gender
female
Address
Urhin, Co. Cork
Informant
Máire Bean Ní Aractáin
Relation
grandparent
Gender
female
Address
Ardacluggin, Co. Cork