School: Soran, Longford (roll number 14683)

Location:
Soran, Co. Longford
Teacher:
Wilfred O'Callaghan

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Old Houses

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0759, Page 234

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Long ago houses were built low. There were no chimneys on them but a hole in the roof to let out the smoke with a "gallon" or a box on the top of the cabin. In a very odd house there was a window with four panes of glass but one pane so that no robber could get in for oaten meal.
For the door there was a round hole in which was a whin bush pulled in and bound there. There were no stools or chairs but a stone to sit on.
Sometimes the people would go to a bog and cut a square sod which

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Collector
Patrick Gilna
Gender
male
Address
Soran, Co. Longford
Informant
Mick Doris
Gender
male
Age
73
Address
Soran, Co. Longford
Language
English