School: Naomh Muire (B), Mionloch (roll number 15444)

Menlough, Co. Galway
Pádraig Ó Díscín
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0077, Page 010

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  1. There is not so much lime used now as long ago. Long ago the people used to build their houses with lime and stone.
    Lime is burned in a kiln. A man quarried lime stone. He broke the stones with a stone hammer, a layer of turf was put in the bottom of the kiln. A layer of stones was put over the turf. He continued this until the kiln was filled. There was a poreen in the bottom of the kiln. He set fire to this, and when it was burned, he took it out and sold it.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. activities
      1. economic activities
        1. trades and crafts (~4,680)
          1. lime-burning (~280)
    Thomas Naughton