School: Na Hárda (Ardfield), Clanna Caoilte (roll number 1267)

Ardfield, Co. Cork
Caitlín, Bean Uí Ghrífín
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0317, Page 045

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0317, Page 045

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  3. XML “Old Trades”

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  1. Old Trades
    Long ago the people had a lot of old trades. For ploughing they used a timber plough with a long iron sock. When they used be reaping the corn they used a hook and nowadays they have machines reapers and binders. And for to thresh the corn they used a flail. And they had their own clothes made from the wool of the sheep and from the flax which they grew in their own country. They had no furze machines and a furze spade they used for bruising it. They used leave buttermilk in pans and shim it with a timber spoon after a few days. Then they put the cream in cradles made of goats skin they hung it in a frame and rocked it until the cream of the milk becomes butter.
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    1. activities
      1. economic activities
        1. trades and crafts (~4,680)
    2. objects
      1. clothing and accessories (~2,403)
    Johanna O' Sullivan
    Farran, Co. Cork