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Abstract: Story collected by a student at Edmonton school (Edmondstown, Co. Westmeath) (no informant identified).

Original reference: 0728/1/35

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County The Schools' Manuscript Collection : County Westmeath Schools

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Brick-Making [duchas:4981492]

Brick Making was carried on near Killucan at a place called Derrymore some thirty years ago. A family named Leavy owned a small farm and on this farm brick clay was got. The clay became exhausted after a number of years. There was another field in the same locality which also contained brick clay. This latter field belonged to a man named Dunne. This also became exhausted. A farmer named Garty from Raharney (Rath Airne) has a farm not far from the above places at Baggot Hill. He at one time burned two kilns of bricks. There are some acres of best brick clay to be found there but unfortunately there is no use made of it as English and Belgian cement has taken its place.

Origin information
Edmondstown, Co. Westmeath
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
p. 048
Volume 0728
Collected as part of the Schools' Folklore scheme, 1937-1938, under the supervision of teacher Mrs O' Brien.
Residential buildings--An teach cónaithe
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Trades and crafts--Gnó agus ceird
School location
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0728/1/35

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"Brick-Making"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 <>
Collected as part of the Schools' Folklore scheme, 1937-1938, under the supervision of teacher Mrs O' Brien.
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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