School: Na Creaga

Location:
Na Creaga, Co. na Gaillimhe
Teacher:
Liam Ó Breandáin
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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0015, Page 119

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0015, Page 119

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  1. Most old houses were built of clay with which straw and rushes were mixed to bind the material together.
    They were rarely built more than one storey high and when the walls were high enough for the roof the rafters were erected.
    Light twigs were then woven between the rafters. This wickerwork structure was then covered with bog scraws, the heather side being turned downwards.
    Straw or rushes was then sewn on to the scraws in order to complete the roof.
    The chimney was usually made of wickerwork plastered over with clay. They were very wide.
    In some houses a space was left in the wall for a bed, and the thickness of the walls can be imagined from the fact that a double matress could be placed in this opening in the wall. This bed was
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      1. struchtúir de dhéantús an duine
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    Language
    English
    Collector
    Rita Kelly
    Gender
    Female
    Address
    Na Creaga, Co. na Gaillimhe
    Informant
    M. J. Kelly
    Gender
    Unknown
    Address
    Na Creaga, Co. na Gaillimhe