School: Muclach

Mucklagh, Co. Offaly
S. Ó Néill
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0805, Page 094

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    hooves. He uses an auguer for boring holes. He uses a vice, for shaping things. He has a trough with water in it. The smith shoes horses and asses. The smith makes some farm implements. He makes ploughs. He makes harrows. He makes spades and shovels. He makes axes also: He repairs farm implements, such as mowing machine, seed-sowers and Grubbers. He does some of the forge-work outside. He shoes wheels out-side. The sparks that come from the (wild) red iron cure wild-fire. Get the spark and rub it on the wild-fire and it will cure it. The forge-water cures warts. The smiths can cure warts, and he can banish rats. The sparks cure chil-blains. If you curse anyone over the bellows the course would fall on you.
    Written by:-
    Lily Boylan
    St O'Hara
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.