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- Sweat House.There is sweat house in townland of Alteen. It is built of stones & mud roof as well as walls. It is round in shape. Roof is now covered with grass and moss. It is built in a very sheltered spot alongside a hedge and a stream flowing past it.An average person in height could stand inside it, but little door as entrance so small & low that a person would need to crawl on hands & feet to get in. There is no window.People used to sweat in it up to 20 years ago. To prepare place for the sweating - first green rushes were thrown on the floor inside a big turf fire was put down "big creel of turf"That was allowed to burn(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
- Eibhlín Bean Uí Iarfhlaith