School: Creewood (roll number 5331)

Location:
Creewood, Co. Meath
Teacher:
Brighid, Bean Uí Chearnacháin

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Old Houses

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0715, Page 254

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In olden times thatched houses were the most common. The old houses had always in the kitchen. It was called a settlebed. It was placed along one side-wall. The fire places were always at the gable end wall.
In olden times all the chimneys were made of mortar and the gable walls were made of mortar also. Wooden chimneys were also common in olden times. The fire was always on

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Collector
Kitty Connolly
Gender
female
Address
Creewood, Co. Meath
Informant
Matthew Halligan
Gender
male
Address
Creewood, Co. Meath
Language
English