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- Nail making was carried on in the next townland to up to thirty years ago by a family named Clarke called the "Nailors.
The place where they made the nails is still to be had. They made different kinds and lengths of nails, but the most common kind was slating nails and nails for boots.
The method for making nails were as follows:- First the nail rod was cut into convenient lengths which were placed in the fire. When each rod was heated it was taken out of the fire and pointed and cut to the right length. The point was put into a mould while still hot the head was shaped with a hammer. It is now finished and dropped into a tin of water to cool. The nailed was a very(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.