School: Stuacán (roll number 14051)

Location:
An Mhoing Mhór, Co. Shligigh
Teacher:
Bríd Ní Mhiadhaigh
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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0163, Page 306

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  1. On olden times when there were no cloth factories in Ireland the people made their own linen. Linen was made from flax. The farmers grew the flax. When the flax was ripe it was pulled and tied into little bundles. It was then steeped in a bog-hole for some time. It was taken out of the bog-hole and spread on the land to bleach.
    When it was well bleached it was again tied into little bundles. It was afterwards scutched and hackled with an instrument called a hackle.
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    Topics
    1. earraí
      1. éadaí agus suaitheantais (~2,403)
    Language
    English
    Collector
    Paul Sweeney
    Gender
    Male
    Age
    11
    Address
    An Mhoing Mhór, Co. Shligigh
    Informant
    Mr P. Sweeney
    Gender
    Male
    Address
    An Mhoing Mhór, Co. Shligigh