School: Gleann Doire (C.) (roll number 10404)

Location:
Glenderry, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
Cáit Bean Uí Gléathabhúir

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Houses in this District Long Ago

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0417D, Page 01_034

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The houses of long ago were very different to the houses of the present day. They were built of stones and mud and had only a kitchen and one room at the other side of the fire and sometimes they had a bed in the kitchen and they called it the "settlebed".
By day they made it a stool and at night it was a bed, it was always at one side of the house.
The furniture of the kitchen consisted of a

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Collector
Eily Godley
Gender
male
Informant
Mrs Godley
Gender
female
Language
English