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

Location:
Colehill, Co. Longford
Teacher:
Kathleen Morris

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Old Houses

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0750, Page 302

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There are no very old houses in this district that were to to be had in olden times; they are all remodelled now to the modern type. Old people tell us those were mud wall cabins and thatched with either straw or heath. The heath was got in the bog. A well-to-do farmer's house was built of the same material except that it was higher than the low cabin, and had windows having twelve panes of glass. The front and back walls were supported with butments of stone, built on the outside so as to keep them safe from slipping down. They had hip-gables. The windows were on the front; the windows for the top storey were on the gable end. The family

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Collector
Mary J. Mc Guire
Gender
female
Age
14
Address
Lisnacreevy, Co. Longford
Informant
Mrs Mc Guire
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Address
Lisnacreevy, Co. Longford
Language
English