School: An t-Éadan Mór

Location:
Edenmore, Co. Monaghan
Teacher:
S. Mac Philib

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0960, Page 207

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hammer a head on it. When he had this done he would put the remains of the nail-rod and he would take out another nail-rod. That is the origin of the saying "as busy as a nailer."

To make soap grease was used. This was usually pig's lard kept from the time when the pigs were killed. Into this some washing-soda was put. There was also a substance called "lie" added which was bought in the shop. The mixture was then left to dry.

Collector
Frank Kelly
Gender
male
Address
Davagh, Co. Monaghan
Informant
Mr Peter Skinnader
Gender
male
Age
74
Address
Davagh, Co. Monaghan
Language
English

Creels are made on a square frame in which a number of holes are bored. It is called a gauge. Creels are usually made from oiser sallies but grey sallies may be used. A sally rod is stuck in one hold and brings it across to a hole in the opposite side forming a loop. More sallies are put in the same way till all the holes are filled. Finer sallies are warped in among these till the creel looks like wickerwork.