School: Cill an Daingin, Nenagh (roll number 6658)

Location:
Killadangan, Co. Tipperary
Teacher:
Pádraig Ó hOgáin

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Olden Houses

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0534, Page 152

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In the houses long ago there was only one room, that was the kitchen. The bed was in the kitchen near the wall. Sometimes the farmers kept their horses in the kitchen when they had no houses or stables. The horses lay down on straw in the kitchen when the people went to bed. The name of the bed is a settle bed. It is like a large stool. In the night it was opened out and in the morning it was shut up and acted as a piece of furniture. Some of these beds still exist in the district.
The front of the chimney was made of clay and wattles. Some of the old people say they heard of houses having no chimneys. The smoke went out the windows and out the door.
Sometimes there was no glass in the windows. It was timber windows they had.
The floors in olden times were made

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Collector
Maisie Cleary
Gender
female
Address
Killadangan, Co. Tipperary
Informant
Mrs Fanny Cleary
Gender
female
Age
75
Address
Killadangan, Co. Tipperary
Language
English