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

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

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Old Crafts

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0417D, Page 03_020

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In olden times the people made Cliabs and used them for drawing turf from the rick to the kitchen. Poor people who had no horse used them for drawing sea weed from the strand to manure their land. At this time there were no roads or passages going in to the strand where the sea weed was, so that it was laborious work for these people. Nowadays they bring from the pits cliabs of turnips and mangolds.
Every farmer planted twigs in his garden so as to have them for to make cliabs for his

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Collector
Nora Godley
Gender
female
Address
Dromatoor, Co. Kerry
Informant
Richard Godley
Gender
male
Age
50
Address
Dromatoor, Co. Kerry
Language
English