School: Tankerstown (roll number 15304)

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

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Eel Weir

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0575, Page 329

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Eel Weir
There are the remains of a stone weir on the river Ara about a hundred yards from the public road where eels were caught long ago.
There is a small opening about three feet wide at one side with an old frame to which the eel net could be attached.
This net was very long about eight feet and it ran into a purse shape at the end.
The meshes at the mouth (top) were fairly large but they got small down along until they were very small at the end.
The net was easily attached to the frame.
There was a stone at each side of the opening in the weir with a deep

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Collector
Evelyn Mullaney
Gender
female
Address
Ballymorris, Co. Tipperary
Informant
Mr Patrick Mullaney
Gender
male
Address
Ballymorris, Co. Tipperary
Language
English