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

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

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Houses in this District Long Ago

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0417D, Page 05_028

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The houses of long ago were different to the houses we have now. They were built of stone and yellow earth they were very small they had only one chimney in the gable and a small window to show them light.
The poor people had no room so they had a bed in the house called a settle bed. The rich people had one room and a kitchen. In every house they had a big door, and a small one called the half-door. The floors of the rooms

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Collector
Bridie Carroll
Gender
female
Address
Tiduff, Co. Kerry
Informant
Ned Carroll
Gender
male
Age
60
Address
Kerry Head, Co. Kerry
Language
English