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 04_025

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In olden times a kind of rope was made from hay or straw. It was called a súgán. Farmers used it for tying hay and straw to secure it against the storms in winter. It was also used for seats for chairs in farmers' houses
It took two persons to make the súgáns. One letting the straw in little bits and the other twisting either with a piece of timber, about nine inches long, or what they called a "castóre". This castóre was

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Collector
Bridie Laide
Gender
female
Address
Dromatoor, Co. Kerry
Informant
Michael Laide
Gender
male
Age
54
Address
Dromatoor, Co. Kerry
Language
English