School: Lahinch (roll number 11591)

Location:
Lehinch, Co. Clare
Teacher:
Dónall Ó Ríordáin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0621, Page 351

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Some years ago, ther elived in Ballybeg an old man whose name was John Queally.

Some years ago, there lived in Ballybeg an old man whose bame was John Queally. He was noted to be a famous sew thatcher. The work he used to do as regards thatching was far superior to what our present thatcher can do.
This man used to put up six strokes of thatch in a day, and the house which he would thatch would hold at least twenty years.
This old man used only get a shilling per day for his hard labour, whereas our present thatchers get five shillings per day for their work.

Informant
Lizzie Fitzpatrick
Gender
female
Age
71
Address
Attycristora, Co. Clare
Language
English