School: Valleymount

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

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0917, Page 158

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There is a forge in Valleymount and it is owned by Mat Tipper.
A man by the name of Mr Farrel owned it at first.
Before they got the shoeing-stone in Valleymount they used to shoe the wheels in Ballyknocken bog.
Before they started to shoe the wheels they lit a big fire for to heat the bands.
When they were hot enought they would put them on the wheels.
Then they would wheel them into the brook nearby for to cool.
The shoeing-string in Valleymount is round and there is a hole in the middle of it.

Outdoor wheel-shoeing is one of the forge services. People send wheels to the forge to be shod. This is how it would be performed:- My father would get the wheels and the bands. He would then measure the bands and the wheels. He would then put the band

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Collector
Peggy Perry
Gender
female
Address
Tulfarris, Co. Wicklow
Informant
Mr George Perry
Gender
male
Age
69
Occupation
smith
Address
Tulfarris, Co. Wicklow
Language
English