School: Dún Flainn (roll number 9669)

Location:
Dún Fhlainn Uachtarach, Co. Shligigh
Teacher:
Seán Ó Maolagáin
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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0169, Page 103

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  1. Spinning and weaving were carried on in this district but are not continued now. the man that carried on weaving in this district was named Kearns. When the people wanted flannel and blankets, the women spun the wool and brought it to him, then he turned it in to flannel. There were mills in this district called Golden's mills. When the people got the flannel from the weaver they brought it to these mills to get it washed and thickened. The loom was a very high article with sticks standing up and then crossed with more. When the weaver was weaving he used to work the sticks with his hands and with the weavers thread He was the only man I could find out that used to weave flannel
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    Topics
    1. gníomhaíochtaí
      1. gníomhaíochtaí eacnamaíocha
        1. gnó agus ceird (~4,680)
          1. sníomh agus fí (~482)
    Language
    English
    Collector
    Mary Jane James
    Gender
    Female
    Address
    Fearann Uí Tharpaigh, Co. Shligigh
    Informant
    Mrs. Haraghy
    Relation
    Relative (other than parent or grandparent)
    Gender
    Female