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_026

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Long ago everyone in Ireland grew flax. When it was ripe they cut it with hooks, then they made it into sheaves, and they put it into bog holes for eight or nine days, they then took it up on a bank to dry and left it there for two days.
Then they brought home the flax and put it over the fire to be dried. When it was dry they pounded it then they had a hackle and hackled it. Then they cloved it with a cloving tongs, then they spun it into thread with a spinning wheel.

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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