School: Ballinacarrig, Rathdrum

Ballinacarrig Lower, Co. Wicklow
Bean Uí Dhubhghoill
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0918, Page 205

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  1. Long ago people never wore boots until they were 14 years old. Travelling folk never wore boots. Children went barefoot to school in Summer.
    Boots are repaired, & some are made by the local shoemaker. There are two shoemakers in Rathdrum. Mr H. Watson & Mr George Ginty.
    Clogs were made & worn in this district long ago. There are not as many shoemakers in the district as long ago as boots are made in mass in the factories now.
    [?] capped rain boots enables people to walk in snow.
    Straw ropes tied round ends of trousers keeps snow out.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
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