School: Kilmore (roll number 13010)

Location:
An Choill Mhór, Co. Liatroma
Teacher:
Eilís, Bean Uí Cheallaigh
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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0204, Page 309

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0204, Page 309

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  3. XML “Crafts - Ropes”
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  5. XML “Scoith”

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  1. Pull long rushes in a field or in a ditch. Tie them in sheaves and bring them in and beatle them. Leave then out on the ditch or bushes to dry.
    When they are dry and seasoned bring them in and make a rush rope.
    It is useful for tying cattle and is called "scioth".
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Topics
    1. gníomhaíochtaí
      1. gníomhaíochtaí eacnamaíocha
        1. gnó agus ceird (~4,680)
          1. rópadóireacht (~133)
    Language
    English
    Collector
    B.T. Corristine
    Address
    Cill an Dísirt, Co. Liatroma
    Informant
    Paddy Gilhooly
    Gender
    Male
    Address
    Doirín Mhóna Uachtarach, Co. Liatroma
  2. Ropes used were made of rushes or straw. The rushes were pulled and beaten with a stick then plaited or twisted to make a rope. This rope was called "scioth".
    Cattle were ties in the byre with scoith. Ropes were also made from straw twisted in the same way.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.