School: Coratillon

Location:
Corratillan, Co. Cavan
Teacher:
Michael O' Beirn

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0966, Page 223

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Candle-Making: Candles were made in this district about forty years ago, but the craft is discontinued now. Candles were made in every house in the district and oil lamps or wax candles were not used at all.
This is the method by which the candles were made. A number of tall strong rushes were procured and peeled by hand, then they were covered with melted fat, and they were left to dry. When they were throughly dry, they were used.
They were put in an article called a sconce which was made of iron. Some of these sconces have been unearthed by men digging locally.

Basket-Making: Several men in this district are famous as basket makers. Mr. John Kelly, of Tonlagee, Bawnboy, Co. Cavan, makes Lossets. Lossets were used very extensively in this

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Collector
Roisin Byrne
Gender
female
Address
Muineal, Co. Cavan
Informant
Mr Michael Byrne
Gender
male
Address
Muineal, Co. Cavan
Informant
Mrs Michael Byrne
Gender
male
Address
Muineal, Co. Cavan
Language
English