School: Tankerstown (roll number 15304)

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

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Mountain Cars

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0575, Page 346

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Mountain Cars

Mountain cars were used long ago for drawing "Gorr" from the mountains.

Mountain Cars (Carts)
Mountain cars were used long ago for drawing "Gorr" from the mountains. The "Gorr" was used to make hand turf which was used for fuel.
The "Gorr" is first dug up, it is then placed in some water to temper it.
After it is tempered, it is then moulded that is shaped into bricks with the hand and after three or four days is taken and made into stacks. When the turf is dry in the stacks it is taken home and made into reeks.

Collector
Ned Cavanagh
Gender
male
Address
Cappauniac, Co. Tipperary
Informant
Mr John Cavanagh
Gender
male
Address
Cappauniac, Co. Tipperary
Language
English