Nail making was rarely carried out in this district. Any of it, that was carried on, was in forges. Nails were made from thin bars of iron, which were spun out to the thickness of ordinary wire, and cut the required length. Then it was put into the fire, and hardened. The heads were hammered on, and they were also pointed.
Mr. Francis Allen, Station Road, Belturbet, was a nail maker, but he is dead now. He used to go out through the country selling them.
- Philip Flood