School: Corrovally, Achadh Dúin, An Sciobairín (roll number 13961)

Location:
Corravoley, Co. Cork
Teacher:
Eileen Reid

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Basket-Making

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0294, Page 247

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I know a certain man called Tommy Kearney. He lives in Ardralla in the parish of Aughadown, and he earns his living by making baskets.
In the winter months he gathers sally-rods which grow along the brinks of rivers or streams and he takes them home and "saves" them. Then he weaves them into baskets.
On fair or market days he takes them to the local towns in his donkey cart and sells them at about half-a-crown or three shillings each.

Collector
Betty Connell
Gender
female
Address
Ardura Beg, Co. Cork
Informant
R. Connell
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Age
50
Address
Ardura Beg, Co. Cork
Language
English