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 07_028

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In olden times a kind of (was) rope was made from hay and straw, it was called a sugan. Farmers used it or tying hay and straw to secure it against the storms of winter. It was also used for seats for chairs in farmers houses It took two persons to make the sugans. One letting the straw in little bits and the other twisting either with a piece of timber about nine inches long or what they called a castore. The castore was in

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Collector
Eily Laide
Gender
female
Address
Dromatoor, Co. Kerry
Informant
Mrs Laide
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Age
50
Address
Dromatoor, Co. Kerry
Language
English