School: Creewood (roll number 5331)

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

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The Care of the Feet

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0715, Page 272

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Long ago children did not begin to wear boots until they were fifteen or sixteen. There are no accounts of people who never wore boots. Some children long ago went both to school and to Mass barefooted all the year round when their parents could not buy boots for them. There are no beliefs connected with the water that feet is washed in.
In this district the boots are repaired

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Collector
Vera Mc Hugh
Gender
female
Address
Creewood, Co. Meath
Informant
Lizzie Mc Hugh
Gender
female
Address
Creewood, Co. Meath
Language
English