School: Rathkenny (roll number 15483)

Location:
Rathkenny, Co. Meath
Teacher:
Tomás Mac Cárthaigh

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Old Crafts

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0714, Page 204

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Old Crafts

Collected by Joan Carty, Rathkenny, Slane, Drogheda
From Patrick Powderly, Do. 73 years
There lived in the townland of Mullaghmore beside this school a man named Lochy Feeley. He was a turner by trade and made his living by making stools, dishes and churn jogglers. He lived in a house covered with iron, build by Cormac Rowe.
He made his dished and stools with an instrument called a lathe. First of all he had a pole going through the wall of the house out into a "gablóg" (??) and the narrow end of it came in through the window and down on to a foot-board. On this board Lochy used to press his feet and the pole would spring and it was in this way he worked on it.
He got a block of sycamore wood and placed it where the pole sprang up and down. The block was

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Collector
John Carty
Gender
male
Address
Rathkenny, Co. Meath
Informant
Patrick Powderly
Gender
male
Age
73
Address
Rathkenny, Co. Meath
Language
English