School: Kilcullen (B.)

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

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Local Forges

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0776D, Page 16_020

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There is a very old forge in the village of Calvestown. There are two smith working there & There names are John and Mick Winters As well as making horse-shoes; they made a gate, two pairs of tongs, an Iron hayrack and a handle for a bucket for us, about a month ago. They use such tools as hammers, Sledge hammers, tongs and a gadget for making holes in the shoe.
As well as these tools he has a fire, a bellows to blow it, an anvil a tub of forge water and a vice.
In Galway and other places I have seen forges in the open due to the laziness of the smith to repair the roof.

Collector
Peadar O Díosca
Gender
male
Address
Halverstown, Co. Kildare
Language
English