My Grandmother who is eighty four years of age told me that she remembers well making rush Candles. She used them to light her house abut fifty years ago. The way my grandmother told me to make them is. First to gather some strong rushes and peel them carefully leaving a bit of the skin down the back of the rush to keep it firm. Then to dry them on the heart stone. Melt some lard on a pan. Then to dip the rushes on the grease of the lard, and let it harden on the rushes. One rush would burn for half an hour.