School: Carnadough (B.), Newtowncashel

Location:
Cornadowagh, Co. Longford
Teacher:
P. Eustace

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Old Crafts - Weaving

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0753, Page 346

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In the townland of Carrick, in former days there was weaving of flax carried on. The loom was owned by Mike Connaughton. The flax was growing in the country, and the people used to bring it to get it woven. It would be woven into any linen articles such as linen tablecloths or sheets or linen shirts. There was also a lot of other weavers throughout the country. Some of the people that are alive now remember to see the weaver in Carrick and they used to go to see him weaving the flax. Almost all the women of the country knew how to spinn and weave and they had their own spinning wheels.

Collector
Einrí Dé Graoin
Gender
male
Address
Greenhall Upper, Co. Longford
Informant
Pat Greene
Relation
grandparent
Gender
male
Address
Greenhall Upper, Co. Longford
Language
English