School: Kilcullen (B.)

Location:
Kilcullen, Co. Kildare
Teacher:
Pádraig Ó Broin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0776D, Page 02_014

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There are many forges in Ireland. Forge water cures warts. Black-smith are very strong. Long ago the black-smith made all the things farmers used. They mend them now. Black-smiths have also made some very fine gates leading to Gentlemens houses. Those gates are still to be seen. They are fine hand-work.
Wheels were always shod by black-smiths long ago. In olden times this wheel shoeing was always done by making

Collector
Mícheáll Ó Thuathaill
Gender
male
Address
Nicholastown, Co. Kildare
Language
English