Beliefs re forge water & sparks: If the sparks fly in a person's direction he or she is supposed to get money. The fumes from the hoofs - supposed to cure asthma.
School: Cill Bheoláin (B.), Áth an Mhuilinn, Ráth Luirc
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Banding of wheels - a big, circular fire with, approx. the same diameter as the wheel band is made outside. In this the bands are heated until the expand. They are then placed around the wheels & are cooled. Cold water is poured on them.
Historical connection: Wm. Fitzgibbon (Gibbingsgrove) who was a smith, made pikes for the '98 rebels.Mr. 'Bill' Kelly made swords for the I.R.A.
Mr. Patk. Fox " " " " " of spring steel.
- Michael Fitzgibbon