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

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

Filter stories

Back
/ 08_034 Forward
Resolution: Low | High
Houses in this District Long Ago

Archival Reference

The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0417D, Page 02_043

Image and data © National Folklore Collection, UCD. See copyright details »

On this page

The houses in this district with very few exceptions were all thatched. There were two kinds of thatched houses scallop thatch and more of them tied down with ropes made of hay or straw and it was called súgán thatch.
Most of the houses were built of mud and they were called mud cabins and others were built of stone and mud. The chimneys of houses were very much unlike the chimneys of the present time. There was a breast of timber on the inside

(continues on next page)
Collector
Mary Flahive
Gender
female
Address
Glenderry, Co. Kerry
Informant
Edmond Flahive
Gender
male
Age
60
Address
Glenderry, Co. Kerry
Language
English