School: Turlough, Béal an Chloga (roll number 14872)

Location:
Turlough, Co. Clare
Teacher:
Áine, Bean Uí Éalaidhe

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0615, Page 027

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Long ago, the houses were very bad...

Long ago the houses were very bad and queer looking.
They were small, in many of them only one room and a kitchen.
The doors were narrow and low only a hole and no glass for a window.
The roof was made of hazel or ash branches and and in top of them were scraws which were cut on coarse land. Outside the thatch was rushes which were fixed on with scallops and ropes made of hay called súgáns.
A hole in the gable and a broken bucket was all they had for a chimney.
On each side of the fire were two stone hobs for sitting on.
They had no chairs but stones and mats made of straw.
They used to sleep in the kitchen in a big

Informant
James Droney
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Age
48
Address
Bealaclugga, Co. Clare
Language
English