School: An Daingean, Cuinche

Location:
Dangan, Co. Clare
Teacher:
Stiofán Mac Clúin, Treasa Ní Chonmara

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An Old House

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0596, Page 035

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5.'38 An Old House.
The house consisted of four walls built of rough stone ,put together without mortar.It had no chimney.a front door and a back door which was an arrangement for taking advantage of the wind.There was a hole in the wall for a window.which had no glass in it ,a dried sheepskin being used in place of glass.There were one or two stools made of wood ,an iron potato -pot ,a churn ,a shovel and a pipe in the cabin. The bed consisted of an old tick filled with heather or straw and little or no bed clothes.
This information was given to me by Mary Mc Mahon ,Corbally, Quin, County Clare.
Cormac Mc Namara.
Corbally,
Quin,
Co .Clare.
Unlucky Acts, Old Customs and Bird Lore collected by the teachers of Dangan School.

Collector
Cormac Mc Namara
Gender
male
Address
Corbally, Co. Clare
Informant
Mary Mc Mahon
Gender
male
Address
Corbally, Co. Clare
Language
English