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_019

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Many years ago when the people had no oil lamps or candles they made their own light. When they killed a cow or a sheep or a goat they would take the fat out of them, then they would melt it.
When they had it melted they got a mould, then they platted white cotton thread together, when they had that done, they put the thread into the mould, leaving a bit of the thread above the top of the mould. Then they poured the melted fat into the mould

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Collector
Bridie Carroll
Gender
female
Address
Tiduff, Co. Kerry
Informant
Ned Carroll
Gender
male
Address
Kerry Head, Co. Kerry
Language
English