School: Baile Uí Mheirigín, Merginstown

Location:
Merginstown, Co. Wicklow
Teacher:
Áine Ní Fhearrachtáin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0914, Page 289

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In the townlands of Mullicagh and Merginstown there were a lot of industries and trades in former years
Very few of these industries are now carried on. These industries have given way to the flourishing factories throughout the country. Some of them formed a cheap way of living and as there were not many factories in the country at that time there was great demand for the articles the people manufactured.
The principle industries carried on in my district were basket-making. These baskets were made from sally switches, the switches being bound together in the most wonderful way. The poor people of this district earned money by making

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Collector
Joseph Perkins
Gender
male
Address
Merginstown, Co. Wicklow
Informant
Mrs Perkins
Gender
female
Age
75
Address
Merginstown, Co. Wicklow
Language
English