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 159

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In the old days people used to build their houses in a hollow for shelter. ...

In the old days people used to build their house in a hollow of shelter. They used to build them very small one room and a kitchen and they used to thatch them with straw as there were no slates in those days. They used to have no chimney or no windows in them. They used to have a bed in the kitchen and they also used to have a hens coop in it and the hens sleeping in it. The people long ago had very hard times. They used to build the the three foot wide without any mortar or cement.

Collector
Michael Davenport
Gender
male
Informant
Thomas Davenport
Relation
relative (other than parent or grandparent)
Gender
male
Age
56
Address
Ballyhehan, Co. Clare
Language
English