School: An Churrach (Crogh), Árd Fhionáin (roll number 7911)

Location:
Curragh, Co. Tipperary
Teacher:
Mícheál Ó Dubhshláine

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0572, Page 320

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How candles were made. Candles were made by getting cotton thread and having it doubled twice. The goats tallow was melted and put into a large vessel.The doubled thread was then into the tallow and then left to cool. Then they were dipped again and again until they had the bulk of a candle.

Informant
Séamus Cúndún
Gender
male
Age
60
Address
Curragh, Co. Tipperary
Language
English

Seana-Scoileanna.
A man named Lonergan had a school at Ballybacon Church. The old ruin of his house is still called the Masters. A man named Hickey had a school in Kildonogue. He moved up the Clogheen road Later on near Tom Donnells. The were natives of the place. They go a penny or 2 a day from each pupil. they taught English, Irish and Arithmethic. they spoke Irish. The Master supplied the books one between every two. The books were The Primer and Reading made Easy (Reade made daisy). Pupils wrote on coloured or black pieces of board with chalk.They sometimes used slates. There were no desks but seats

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