School: Maghcromtha (B.)

Macroom, Co. Cork
Pádraig Ó Deasmhumhna

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0342, Page 182

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I Múrnán: A vessel for holding milk - holds two or three quarts – made of “white” timber.

[faint drawing of vessel]
[Mrs Mary Murphy, New Street, Macroom] aged 60, formerly of Coolehane, Macroom, (informant.) Had one themselves – often saw oaten meal + milk eaten out of it.


2 “Tallon” iron - probably “Italion” iron - for ironing the grooves in old woman’s white caps. There is nobody in Macroom at present wearing this cap. The last I remember was the mother of of T.C. Murray, the playwrite of New Street, Macroom.

[drawing of iron portion]

3 Bodhrán - shallow like a wooden keeler - light taut skin - winnowing “chaff”.

Hanging tables : In Caherkereen, Kilnamartyra and Liscarrigane, I have seen in small kitchens tables covers with light attached, fixed to “settles” or walls with hinges. When required they can be extended to form a table - for eating on. They are still in Liscarrigane district (birth place of an tAthair Peadar), and probably in lots of other places.