Scoil: Caitrín Naomhtha, Eachdhruim (uimhir rolla 14423)

Suíomh:
Eachroim, Co. na Gaillimhe
Múinteoir:
Pádraig Ó Ceocháin

Scag na scéalta

Siar
/ 0361 Ar aghaidh
Taifeach: Íseal | Ard
Old Crafts

Tagairt Chartlainne

Bailiúchán na Scol, Imleabhar 0029, Leathanach 0251

Íomhá agus sonraí © Cnuasach Bhéaloideas Éireann, UCD. Féach sonraí cóipchirt »

Ar an leathanach seo

Thatchers are very scarce in our locality. I only know a few. One of them whose name is James Geraghty, lived in the parish of Gurteen near Ballymacward. His vocation in life was that of a Thatcher.

He used to thatch for all the people in his district who wanted thatching done. People outside his district used to come for him to thatch for them, both far and near, because he was a splendid thatcher.
The daily wages he got for thatching were:- a half a crown, a half quarter of tobacco, and all the refreshment he could eat and drink.
Another local thatcher I know of is John Finn, and he lives in the parish of Kinreask, near Ballymacward. He is a splendid thatcher, and he makes "cleeves and baskets".
The way he made the "cleeves" is as follows:- The first thing he did was to cut rods and point them. He next stuck the rods in the

(leanann ar an chéad leathanach eile)
Bailitheoir
Caroline Larkin
Inscne
baineann
Seoladh
An Currach, Co. na Gaillimhe
Teanga
Béarla