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

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

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The Houses in Olden Times

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0417D, Page 07_025

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The houses in this district long ago differed much to the houses we have now. The houses were (roff) roofed in two ways with thatch and scallops tied down with "sugáns". The houses were built with mud and they were called "mud walled cabins". The rich people had paved floors and the low class had mud floors until cement came into use.
They had no rooms but the custom was to sleep in the kitchen. They had settlebeds, these were two-fold, they

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