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

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

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Local Forges

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0417D, Page 04_049

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There are two forges in this district. The names of the smiths who are working in them are John Casey and Pat Cantillion. The forges are thatched and both are built on the side of the road. They work in the open air, where they have a big fire, when they are ironing wheels. They work inside when shoeing horses, mending ploughs, harrows, and all things required of iron for farm work. In some forges the door is made in the shape of a horse shoe so that the people passing

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