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_040

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In olden times Flax was much grown in this district as the poor land was well suited to it.
It was set like corn and when ripe it was pulled and laid on the ground for a few days. It was then tied into sheaves taken to a pool of water and steeped there for about nine days. It was then taken out and spread out to dry, afterwards kiln dried (and) and then pounded with a beetle. It was then hackled and tied into bundles called

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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