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 18_022

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There are four smiths in this area namely Messers. Kelly, Monaghan, Ffrench and Myers. The second named is aged 72 and is still working. His forge is situated in Two-mile-house. His bellow, fire and anvil is on the left-hand-side of the forge and a stone "trow" in which his father made pikes in '98 on the right hand side. His forefathers were smiths.
My father (Ffrench) has his forge in Kilcullen. His grandfather was a smith, and lived in Baldoyle, Co Dublin where the forge still stands and my uncle works there. The

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Collector
Seán de Fréins
Gender
male
Address
Kilcullen, Co. Kildare
Language
English