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

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

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Páideogs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0417D, Page 04_017

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In olden times when there were no such things as gas or lamps or electric light or anything like the light we enjoy at the present day, the people made candles at their homes. They called these Padogs. They were made from the fat of animals.
They got pieces of cotton thread for a wick, and they twisted these together and they put it through the middle of the mould, leaving a little but at each end so that it would be easy to

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Collector
Bridie Laide
Gender
female
Address
Dromatoor, Co. Kerry
Informant
Mrs Laide
Gender
female
Age
50
Address
Dromatoor, Co. Kerry
Language
English