School: Killyrann

Location:
Killyran, Co. Cavan
Teacher:
Mrs Stafford

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0964, Page 263

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The people of this district make a good deal of the things that they want themselves such as baskets, wooden gates, loys and besoms. The baskets were made out of sally rods wattled together. The besom is made out of heather and it is used to sweep the house.

Long ago the people in Killyran townland near Bawnboy Co. Cavan used to make candles out of rushes and they used to spin wool with a spinning wheel. Nowadays the people of that townland send the sheep's wool away to a factory and get it made into clothes.

Collector
Ernest Gerty
Gender
male
Address
Killyran, Co. Cavan
Informant
(name not given)
Gender
unknown
Language
English