School: Na Creaga

Location:
Na Creaga, Co. na Gaillimhe
Teacher:
Liam Ó Breandáin
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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0015, Page 089

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0015, Page 089

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  1. The men used to wear frieze coats, and knee breeches, and low shoes, and long stockings, and tall hats. The old women used to wear plaid shawls, and white caps or bonnets. The young women used to wear shawls also, and the school boys wore petticoats. It was only they very rich that wore frieze coats, and plaid shawls The majority wore brogues, or clogs. The dress in them days were very simple, and the women spun their own stockings, baíníns, and blankets. The frieze were for best wear, and white linen fronts, and linen shirts and linen collars were worn by the men. The long frieze coats would last a man ten or fifteen years The boys wore no suits until they attained the age of sixteen. The plain dress make with
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    Topics
    1. earraí
      1. éadaí agus suaitheantais (~2,403)
    Language
    English
    Collector
    Angie Kilby
    Gender
    Female
    Address
    Na Creaga, Co. na Gaillimhe
    Informant
    William Keaveney
    Gender
    Male
    Address
    Na Creaga, Co. na Gaillimhe