School: Maoilinn (C.), Áth Treasna

Location:
Meelin, Co. Cork
Teacher:
Máire, Bean Uí Cheallacháin

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Old Crafts

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0350, Page 232

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Many crafts were carried on in this district in former years that are now discontinued and almost forgotten. Some of these such as basket-making and spinning thread for stockings were on a small scale for the use only of the household concerned.
Thread was also spun from flax which was taken to the local weavers and afterwards made into shirts and sheets. Householder's made their own laces from linen threads and dyed them black with copperas and bogwood.
On a larger scale the local blacksmith made nails, slanes, ploughs, spades, and gates for all the parish.
Local carpentars made firkins for the farmers in which they sent their butter to the Cork market.

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Collector
Katty Mc Auliffe
Gender
female
Informant
Mr D. Mc Auliffe
Gender
male
Address
Meelin, Co. Cork
Language
English