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- (continued from previous page)also buy hazel switches in the market and cut them for the thatch. John Murrough used to make "bobs" for the top of the house or as they used to call it the "comb." He used to start at 9 o'clock in the morning in winter and finish at 9 o'clock in the evening. He used to be about (fo) six days thatching a house. He used to put on four "straikes" in the day each "straik" about 1 1/2 feet wide He is about 75 years of age now and has given up thatching about eight years.Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
- Martin Corcoran Corofin, an old man had a huge lime kiln in a small distance in a field near Martin Dolan's forge beside a river about the size of the "Abbert River" known as the "Canal."
This lime kiln used to hold about two hundred barrels of lime and the owner used to stay up for a full week attending the lime kiln while it used to be burning. He used to sell it at two shillings per barrel and he used to often sell the full of the kiln in a week before Christmas. He used to sell it in half barrels also at one shilling. This man is about eighteen years dead. There is no lime burned there now but the land where it is is owned by a man named Nolan.(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.