School: Eiscear (roll number 1000)

Esker, Co. Galway
Sinéad, Bean Uí Chonghalaigh
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0003, Page 164

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  1. There are four forges in my parish, and there is one forge in my district. A forge is usually situated near a cross- roads or a stream.
    The forge in my district is situated in Esker about a quarter of a mile from my house near a cross- roads for the convenience of travellers who may need the services of the black-smith. The forge is generally a small house.
    The forge in Esker is built with stone and mortar and it has a shut-iron and the door is also made of shut-iron.
    The tools needed in a forge are -the bellows which is used for blowing the fire, the fire that reddens the iron the trough. Besides these there are anvils, hammers, sledges, nails and a large lot of scrap- iron.
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    1. activities
      1. economic activities
        1. trades and crafts (~4,680)
          1. smithing (~2,389)
    Liam Corcoran