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 05_013

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Long ago the people used "cliabs" for drawing potatoes, mangolds from the pits, and turf out of the bog if the weather was wet, because horses could not travel in the soft bog. It was very laborious work, but they had to do it.
Every one had the twigs growing in their own gardens. When they wanted a cliab, they cut the twigs before the moon rose, they put them into boiling water so that they would get tough, and so that they would twist easily with-

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Collector
Bridie Carroll
Gender
female
Address
Tiduff, Co. Kerry
Language
English