School: Valleymount

Location:
Valleymount, Co. Wicklow
Teacher:
Dll. Ó Cochláin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0917, Page 020

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died they were each buried in a lead coffin (each) and at the horses' heads there is a barrel of oats.

Local Ruins: Sweat House
There are a few old ruins still around here, one of the most ancient being the "Sweat-House", which is situated in Carrigacurra.
The "Sweat-House" is built of granite and is roofed with long flags. None of the stones or flags of which it is built can now be seen with the sods that are all around it. It is about 3 feet 6 inches in height and 4 feet in length.
In olden days cures were supposed to be got at the "Sweat-House". First of all a fire was lit and let burn itself out. Then the patient was put in to perspire. When he had perspired enough he came out and jumped into the bock-brook nearby.
When he had done this three times

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Collector
Sally Tipper
Gender
female
Address
Valleymount, Co. Wicklow
Informant
Mr M. Tipper
Gender
male
Age
55
Occupation
smith
Address
Valleymount, Co. Wicklow
Language
English