School: Cill Loiste (Killusty), Fíodh Árd (roll number 16111)

Location:
Killusty North, Co. Tipperary
Teacher:
Máire, Bean Uí Mheacháir

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Basket-Making

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0557, Page 528

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There was a cooper living near the railway in Fethard, about three miles from here, who used to make baskets for all the farmers around. These baskets were used for picking potatoes in. He earned from six to eight shillings a week on baskets alone. He used to sell them at three pence a basket. He often made egg coops. This is how he got his name "Cooper Cummins".

Collector
Nellie Davis
Gender
female
Address
Clare More, Co. Tipperary
Informant
Patrick Davis
Gender
male
Age
45
Address
Clare More, Co. Tipperary
Language
English