School: Colehill (C.), Mullingar (roll number 14673)

Location:
Colehill, Co. Longford
Teacher:
Kathleen Morris

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Care of the Feet

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0750, Page 183

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Long ago people did not wear boots until the were sixteen or seventeen years of age and they only wore them then when they were going to some important place such as going to Mass and they would take them off when they came home When they were going to the town or to the Church they would carry the boots under their arm and when they got near the town or Church they would put them on Joe Reilly, Mrs Cline and Biddie Rourke never wore boots in their lives Most children go barefoot in the summer months It is counted unlucky t throw out the water you wash your feet in after sunset. They used to keep it inside because if they threw it out anyone who was

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Collector
May Duff
Gender
female
Age
12
Informant
Peter Gill
Gender
male
Age
73
Address
Colehill, Co. Longford
Language
English