School: Valleymount

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

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0917, Page 052

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prongs. The handle is made of wood and the prongs are made of iron.
With the aid of this fork the thatcher puts the fangles into the roof and then he gets some thin switches and puts them over the thatch to keep it from blowing away.
The rushes last about five years.

Long ago all the people about this part of the country used to spin wool.
They would get the wool of the sheep and they would card it.
The card was like a square with teeth in it for carding wool.
When they would have it carded they would spin it with a spinning wheel.
They would spin it into balls of wool.
When they would have it spun they start to knit their stockings.

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Collector
Cassie Cullen
Gender
female
Address
Carrigacurra, Co. Wicklow
Informant
Mrs P. Lawlor
Gender
female
Age
84
Address
Carrigacurra, Co. Wicklow
Language
English