School: Scoil an Churnánaigh, Caisleán Nua Thiar

Location:
Newcastle, Co. Limerick
Teacher:
Pr. Ó Fionnmhacháin

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The Care of the Feet

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0488, Page 306

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The Care of the feet
Long ago the people used wear no boots until they were about twenty one years of age. They used not believe in it because they used to make them weak. Fine healthy people they were on account of wearing no boots or shoes. That is not the the story at the present day. The people nowadays wear shoes when they are able to walk. On account of that the people are weak, delicate and unlike the people of long ago.
The old people used have piseogs about feet water. They used believe that if you would be throwing water on the poor soul

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Collector
John Sullivan
Gender
male
Address
Newcastle, Co. Limerick
Informant
John Collins Esq
Gender
male
Age
52
Address
Garrane, Co. Limerick
Language
English