School: Ballycar, Cuinche

Location:
Ballycar, Co. Clare
Teacher:
Liam Mac Clúin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0599, Page 276

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About a hundred years ago sheep were very plentiful in Ireland and the people used tp card and spin their own wool.The woman that used to do this work at night time and the neighbouring women used to assist the woman of that house.The women used to be talking whilst they were carding,Most often they used to be talking about the faults of their neighbours.This is how carding came to mean backbiting.

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A cuairdaidhe that used to visit his house every night got ill

A cuairdaidhe that used to visit this house every night got ill, and when he was not getting better Mr O Dea went to visit him. O Dea

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Collector
Tom Mc Mahon
Gender
male
Informant
James O' Dea
Gender
male
Age
circa 70
Address
Muckanagh (Studdert), Co. Clare
Language
mixed