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 21_036

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The people at present wear shoes. Long ago when shoes were scarce the people used to carry shoes on their backs when going to town and when they came near the town put them on and when coming from town again they took them off. All the children in our district go bare foot in summer. Children begin to wear shoes when they are well able to walk.

Collector
Tomás Mac Sithigh
Gender
male
Address
Killacrim, Co. Kerry
Informant
Richard Sheehy
Gender
male
Address
Bealkelly, Co. Kerry
Language
English