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

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

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0417D, Page 08_023

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There are three forges in this district and they are built on the road side. The man that own the forge in this district is John Casey. When working he must have a good fire because it is very hard to soften iron. The fire is usually at the gable of the forge and there is a bellos near it, to blow it when it is bad. There is a crock of water in which the smith cools the red iron, when he takes it off the fire.

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Collector
Nora Lawlor
Gender
male
Informant
Frank Casey
Gender
male
Age
63
Address
Ballylongane, Co. Kerry
Language
English