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

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

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There are no tailors in this parish now. ...

There are no tailors in this parish now. There was one tailor in it long ago though. He was a very tasty tailor so they called him "O'Byrne the tailor of taste". He used to go around from house to house selling cotton and doing the work. He died a very old man. He was a very good man when he was young. He used not drink nor smoke. He was born a tinker.
He started drinking and he spent all his money. He used to say "A tinker I was born and a tinker I will die". He was a cousin to the blacksmith that was in Bellharbour, Peter O'Brien. He copied the smith's example.
There are no spinning wheels in the parish now. The people knit jumpers and stockings here. Most people buy the shop thread. Others send wool to a factory in Galway and get thread made out of it.

Collector
Maureen Linnane
Gender
female
Informant
Thomas Linnane
Relation
grandparent
Gender
male
Age
74
Address
Ballyhehan, Co. Clare
Language
English