School: Baile na Carraige, Cill Díoma (roll number 11295)

Ballynacarriga, Co. Limerick
Séamus Ó Gríobhtha
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0504, Page 297

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  1. The local Forge is situated in the townland of Mellon. It is built on to the dwelling house. The roof is slated the fireplace is raised two feet and contains a water trough, water being used for cooling is believed to be a cure for warts. Red hot Iron is used to stop bleeding.
    The Bellows is very large and is supported on a piece of wood. It is made of wood and leather with a heavy Iron pipe and placed at the back of the fireplace and is worked by a shaft of wood connected with a chain to the under slab, the upper being left free so as to give a continual blast.
    The Anvil which is square block of Iron brought to a point at one end at the other
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    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.