School: Tankerstown (roll number 15304)

Location:
Tankerstown, Co. Tipperary
Teacher:
Thom. F. Meagher

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The Local Forge

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0575, Page 317

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The Local Forge
My ancestors for several generations owned a black-smith's shop at Tankerstown. The first man to work it was a man named John D'arcy. The forge is built a hundred an seventeen years. There were five generations of Smiths in the D'arcy family. The first forge was a thatched one with mud walls. it was built a hundred and seventeen years ago. There is a cure in forge-water, it is a cure for rickets in children.
My ancestors held the forge on the condition that they shod the landlords horses free.
The forge is now a ruin as we have gone to live in one of the new cottages in the next townland and my father does not work at the trade.

Collector
Patrick D'arcy
Gender
male
Address
Toureen, Co. Tipperary
Informant
Mr Patrick D'arcy
Gender
male
Address
Toureen, Co. Tipperary
Language
English