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

Location:
Colehill, Co. Longford
Teacher:
Kathleen Morris

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usually slept overhead. The workman slept in the settlebed in the kitchen. The door was low, to go in or out, it was necessary to stoop your head. On each side of the door were large bolt holes. There were no keys to lock the doors then, so when they shut up the doors at night they put a big piece of wood across the door into the boltholes. The same was done with the windows to secure the house from being broken into by robbers. The fireplace was usually in the cross wall between the kitchen and the room. Opposite to the fire in the wall a hob was built which was used as a comfortable seat on a cold Winter's night. The poorer people's house was more of the cabin type, seldom

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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