School: Monaleen, (C.) Luimneach (roll number 7916)

Monaleen, Co. Limerick
Mrs. M. Ó Farrell

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0524, Page 132

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No churning is done in this district in the houses now as the milk is sent to the creameries or sold in the town.


Long ago the people did not wear boots until they were grown up and some never wore boots. Very few children go without boots now even in the Summer.
The water which is used for washing the feet is always thrown out down low over the threshold as the people believe that if they threw it high it would hit some poor soul.
Boots are repaired in the city of Limerick. Long ago there were boot makers and cobblers in the district. Sometimes the boots are mended in the homes by the men and boys of the houses.
Wooden clogs were worn in the past.