School: Clochar Bhríde, Tullow

Tullow, Co. Carlow
M. Ní Dhubháin

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Proverbs Connected with the Feet

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0909, Page 047

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1. It is better to wear out shoes than sheets.
2. After washing your feet you should always put a coal of fire in the water.
3. Water used for washing feet is supposed to cure yellow jaundice.

In Tullow there were 16 shoemakes & one woman cobbler. The nails which they used were made from nail-rod.