School: Cruachán, An Sciobairín

Location:
An Cruachán, Co. Chorcaí
Teacher:
Saidhbhín Ní Bhoidbléir
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  1. Long ago the people of this district never wore boots or shoes till they were grown up. It is believed that there were people who never wore boots or shoes. In the old days shoes or boots were not worn except on special occasions as attending Mass on Sundays or perhaps going to the nearest town or market on fair days. Usually when going to Mass they did not wear their boots, but carried them with them. When they arrived at the cross roads which is now a short distance from the spot where our Church now stands they washed their feet in a stream nearby and then put on their boots to enter the Church.
    An old man a native of the parish tells this funny story about the time when he
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    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Topics
    1. earraí
      1. éadaí agus suaitheantais (~2,403)
        1. bróga (~1,841)
    Language
    English
    Collector
    Margaret Sullivan
    Gender
    Female
    Address
    Ard na Saileach, Co. Chorcaí
    Informant
    Mr John Sullivan
    Gender
    Male
    Age
    60
    Address
    Ard na Saileach, Co. Chorcaí