School: Cill Cruim / Killocrim (roll number 17072)

Location:
Killacrim, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
Micheál Óg Ó Catháin

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The Care of the Feet

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0407D, Page 18_059

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After leaving school the children used wear boots or shoes in former times. For their Confirmation they used get their first pair of boots. Mary Murphy of Ennismore does not wear shoes except when she is going to Mass or to town. The children of the present day wear boots during the winter and they leave school they wear them the whole year round. Nearly every one on the district repairs their own boots. There is no shoemaker in this district. Patrick Mc Carthy was a shoemaker in this district about seventeen years ago. They used call him Patcheen the cobbler. Leather was never tanned in this

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Collector
Eamonn Bairéad
Gender
male
Address
Killacrim, Co. Kerry
Informant
Thomas Barrett
Gender
male
Address
Killacrim, Co. Kerry
Language
English