School: Drumkerl

Location:
Drumkerril, Co. Cavan
Teacher:
Ml. Mac Aoidh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0970, Page 227

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The implements needed for thatching were a ladder, a small iron rake, a pair of shears, a knife, and a wooden mallet. Another name for a layer is a "bed". He used a mallet for bending the scallops, and for driving the scallops into the thatch. He trimmed the eye with a pair of shears.

Collector
Maureen Brady
Gender
female
Language
English

A thatcher's name was Mr. Michael Gannon, Teugh-Bishop, Milltown, Belturbet, but he is now long dead.