School: Castlesampson

Castlesampson, Co. Roscommon
Aodh Ó Fithcheallaigh
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0269, Page 298

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0269, Page 298

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    a twig, and he leaves a hole on the top of them for a scollop to go through. He uses hazel scollops, and a mallet of timber, and he uses oaten, and wheaten straw. He starts at the bottom, and continues putting on layer, after layer until he comes to the top. Each layer is held on by a scollop being laid across it, and two scollops bent double driven through the thatch. A row of bobbins are put on on top. When it is finished he trims it with a shears.
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  2. Mass Rock
    There is a Mass Rock in the Townsland of Rockland about middle way between the Chapel Road and the Killeglan Road. It is situate in a field near
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    1. time
      1. historical periods by name (~25)
        1. penal times (~4,335)
    2. objects
      1. man-made structures
        1. historical and commemorative structures (~6,794)
    M. J. Finneran
    Onagh, Co. Roscommon