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

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

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Local Forges

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0417D, Page 01_042

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Forges are places where iron is turned into different uses. There are three forges in this parish. Forges are a (about) few miles apart so that each will have as many Customers as will keep the smith at full time.
When people collect at the forge on a wet day all the news of the day is thrashed out, old stories are told (about people) and in Shrove time many lies are told about people getting married. The smith has

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Collector
Eily Godley
Gender
female
Informant
Michael Godley
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Age
50
Address
Dromatoor, Co. Kerry
Language
English