School: Ballinacarrig, Rathdrum

Ballinacarrig Lower, Co. Wicklow
Bean Uí Dhubhghoill
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0918, Page 188

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0918, Page 188

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  1. There are 5 forges in this district.
    Mr Smith is in Clash, Rathdrum
    His ancestors were all blacksmiths
    Forges are situated beside streams to facilitate the shoeing of wheels.
    He does other things besides shoeing horses & donkeys.
    He makes all sorts of iron implements, & Iron gates.
    Forge water is supposed to have a cure in it for sores.
    The Smith works in the open air shoeing wheels.
    Some doors on forges are in the shape of a horseshoe.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. activities
      1. economic activities
        1. trades and crafts (~4,680)
          1. smithing (~2,389)