School: Tullycanna

Location:
Tullycanna, Co. Wexford
Teacher:
Tomás de Buitléir

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The Local Forge

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0876, Page 173

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The nearest forge to my house is Molloys. There are two brothers and a jorneyman working in it.
They are very good tradesmen
and they get much work to do.
They shoe horses and asses and bind wheels and mend all sorts of machinery. When a carpenter makes a car it is sent to the blacksmith to put the crooks for hanging the chains on the car.
This forge was built by the present men's grand-father and the blacksmiths work has been carried on since. There is a slate roof on the forge and the

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Collector
Maureen Byrne
Gender
female
Address
Ballyknock, Co. Wexford
Language
English