School: Cnoc an Bhile, Upton (roll number 4152)

Upton, Co. Cork
D. Ó Donnchadha S. Ní Liatháin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0322, Page 359

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  1. Long ago people made their own lights from rushes. The rushes were pulled and skinned. The pith when dried, was dipped in melted fat. The vessel used for melting the fat was called a grisit. When the rush was taken out of the fat it was then hard enough and fit for use.
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