School: Hospital Convent (roll number 13898)

Hospital, Co. Limerick
Sr. Bernard
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0515, Page 043

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0515, Page 043

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  1. Candles were made in the home from melted tallow in which were dipped peeled rushes. The tallow was melted into a liquid cast into the mould and left there until cool when it formed into a solid body. To withdraw the candle the mould was slightly heated. In some homes is still to be seen the apparatus for making them which is kept as an antique.
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