School: Valleymount

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

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0917, Page 049

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and then greased with drying-oil. It was then carded with cards for the purpose.
These cards were similar to two pieces of square wood with two handles and covered all over with wire pegs.
After the wool was carded it was put on the spinning wheel and spun into yarn.
Then it was dyed according to the colour the person needed, and allowed to dry. After it had dried it was ready for knitting purposes, such as socks, jumpers, gloves etc.
This industry of spinning wool in this locality has now died out.

The principal industry around here is the quarrying of granite at Ballyknocken.
These quarries are working at least 150 years, and even as far back as 1803 there was some fine work was done by the men working at these quarries. The date on Valleymount Church is 1803 and a visit to this Church will show that some splen-

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Collector
May Quinn
Gender
female
Address
Valleymount, Co. Wicklow
Informant
Mr J. Quinn
Gender
male
Age
53
Occupation
farmer
Address
Valleymount, Co. Wicklow
Language
English