School: An Scairbh (B.)

Location:
Scarriff, Co. Clare
Teacher:
Seosamh Mac Siúrdáin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0591, Page 152

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The churches are called "The Church of Mary", "Caimin's Church", and "The Church of the Wounded Men". Inis Cealtra was founded in 548 by St. Caimin.

Long ago tailors used to go to farmers' houses making clothes. They were called "Journeymen Tailors". My grand-mother told me that my grand-father used to go out with his father who was a tailor to the houses in the parish. At that time tea was very scarce and dear. When the men used to come to their dinner they only got potatoes and milk. Then when the men went out the woman used to make tea, and put it under the hob if any of the men chanced to come back again. My grand-father used to be put sitting on the hob to cover the tea-pot. He used to be

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Collector
Hanraoi Ó Meadhra
Gender
male
Address
Scarriff, Co. Clare
Informant
(name not given)
Relation
grandparent
Gender
female
Age
70
Language
mixed