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 039

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Spinning was a great trade among...

Spinning was a great trade among the house keepers of this place about 80 or 90 years ago.
They used to shear the sheep and spin the wool with a spinning wheel. Then they used to send it to a weaver. He used to weave the oil into friezes and flannels. Some of the housekeepers used to go to the towns on the market days and sit at the corners with the spun wool. The people of the town used to buy the wool from them. Some women used to make riches out it. They don't spin at all now because the clothes got very cheap and it would not be worth a person's while to be wasting time with it.

Collector
John Kelly
Gender
male
Informant
Mrs Kelly
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Address
Kilweelran, Co. Clare
Language
English