It was all "cros" that were long ago. The people had no chimneys so they put creels without a bottom in them sitting for the chimney...

Abstract: Story collected by Nora Mhac Shane, a student at Árd Bán school (Ardbane, Co. Donegal) from informant John Gallagher.

Original reference: 1031/1/50

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INFORMANT
Gallagher, John
Relation
non-relative
Gender
male
Age
72
Occupation
feirmeoir
Location
Ardbane (Townland)
Inver (Civil parish)
Banagh (Barony)
Donegal (County)

transcribed at

 

Árd Bán [duchas:4389882]

It was all 'cros' that were long ago. The people had no chimneys, so they put creels without a bottom in them sitting for the chimney and bored a hole in the wall. It was all houses built of stone and thatched with rushes. There used to be a kitchen bed in the side of the house and it was called the 'old fellows bed'. Once upon a time there was a man in Tullynagrena used to have the fire in the middle of the house. He had a partition between the kitchen bed and it so as the smoke would go out in the door. It was all fir and 'brammer' was burned long ago. The fir gave them light at night.

Origin information
Ardbane, Co. Donegal
Date created:
Type of Resource
text
Physical description
p. 080
Volume 1031
Note
Collected as part of the Schools' Folklore scheme, 1937-1938, under the supervision of teacher Briain Ó hEarchaigh.
Languages
English  
Genre
Folktale
Subject
Dwellings--Folklore
Residential buildings--An teach cónaithe
narratives   linked data (afset)
Narratives--Scéalta
Informant location
ArdbaneAn tArd BánArdbaneInverBanaghDonegal
Location
https://doi.org/10.7925/drs1.duchas_4478298
Location
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 1031/1/50

Suggested credit
"It was all "cros" that were long ago. The people had no chimneys so they put creels without a bottom in them sitting for the chimney..."in "The Schools' Manuscript Collection," held by University College Dublin, National Folklore Collection UCD. © University College Dublin. Digital content by: Glenbeigh Records Management, published by UCD Library, University College Dublin <https://doi.org/10.7925/drs1.duchas_4478298>
Note
Collected as part of the Schools' Folklore scheme, 1937-1938, under the supervision of teacher Briain Ó hEarchaigh.
Funding
Supported by funding from the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Ireland), University College Dublin, and the National Folklore Foundation (Fondúireacht Bhéaloideas Éireann), 2014-2016.
Record source
Metadata creation date: 2014/2016 — Metadata created by Fiontar, Dublin City University, in collaboration with the National Folklore Collection UCD and UCD Library. Original Fiontar metadata converted into MODS by UCD Library.

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