School: Bennekerry, Carlow

Location:
Bennekerry, Co. Carlow
Teacher:
Liam Ó hAodha

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0907, Page 435

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People say if a spark of the forge fire hits your, that you will get money. It is also said that forge water cures warts.

Abouty thirty years ago, most people shod their own horses, and there were few forges on that account. The forges, then, had no doors, and, at night, when the smith was going home, he nailed sacks on the opening into the forge. The bellows were made of canvas, and had a wooden handle. It is said that forge water cures warts.

Collector
Mary Kelly
Gender
female
Address
Rutland, Co. Carlow
Language
English