Turf and sticks were used for the fire. Coal was used only in big farmer's houses. Bog deal splinters and rush lights were used for light. The rushlights were made from rushes peeled and dipped in grease The dip candles were brought in the shops. Candles were made locally every day in big farmers houses where they had plenty of grease Enough to provide them with light for the next night was made the previous day.
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