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 059

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The old people used to spend some of the night...

The old people used to spend some of the night at story telling and making useful articles for the house. They used to make ornaments and baskets. The ornaments were badly shaped because they had not the proper tools.
Baskets were troublesome to make and cost a lot of time and labour.
Snares. They made snares to catch rabbits. A snare is easily made. It is made with wire.
Straw mats. They used to make straw mats for their own use and sell some of them.
Grinding wheat was another pastime. They used to grind it with querns.
Nets. They used to make nets and catch fish and sell them. With the money they used to buy useful for the house.
The old women used to be always knitting and sewing.

Collector
John P. Kerrin
Gender
male
Informant
Tim Kerin
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Address
Gortaclare, Co. Clare
Language
English