School: Bailieboro (Model)

Bailieborough, Co. Cavan
A. Ó Dubhda
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1011, Page 094

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    in the morning the bed was folded up and a seat was made of it. These were called "settle-beds". There were other beds called "press-beds, and they were folded up and a press was made of them.
    Instead of the fireplace being at the gable end of the house long ago, it was in the corner of the kitchen.
    There were no cement floors long ago, but the people made clay floors themselves.
    Nearly every house had a half-door on them, and on some houses they are still to be seen.
    The people long ago burned turf and sods on the hearth and some people burn them still.
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  2. Money was not always given for goods as some of the goods were bartered, and some were given in exchange for labour.
    The are a lot of words connected with buying and selling such as, "Boot" is the money given with one animal in exchange for
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    1. activities
      1. economic activities
        1. trade
          1. buying and selling (~3,622)
    Mr C. Mc Cartney
    Pottle Lower, Co. Cavan