[Plan of house with bed-outshot, Teernakill north, Co. Galway.] - UCD Digital Library

Plan of house with bed-outshot, Teernakill north, Co. Galway.

In collection Folklore Photograph Collection

Origin information
Co. na Gaillimhe/ Co. Galway (Ireland) : Coimisiún Béaloideasa Éireann (CBÉ) / Irish Folklore Commission - Copyright
Date created:
Type of resource
still image
Physical description
1 photograph (image/tiff) — Digital origin: reformatted digital — Reformating quality: preservation
Note
I gCuimhne na nDaoine. Soft negative.
Note
The bed outshot was a common feature of houses in north-west Ulster and north-west Connaught, consisting of an alcove in the back wall of the house beside the hearth. The purpose of this small extension to the house was to provide additional sleeping accommodation and it was often occupied by elderly people. A common name for the outshot was the cailleach, which according to folk etymology derives from "cúil theach" (the back of the house).
Subject
Settlement and Dwelling
Dwellings--Ireland
Houses--Ireland
Note
I gCuimhne na nDaoine. Soft negative.
Note
The bed outshot was a common feature of houses in north-west Ulster and north-west Connaught, consisting of an alcove in the back wall of the house beside the hearth. The purpose of this small extension to the house was to provide additional sleeping accommodation and it was often occupied by elderly people. A common name for the outshot was the cailleach, which according to folk etymology derives from "cúil theach" (the back of the house).

Record source
Prepared by IVRLA project staff, UCD Library, University College Dublin — Record identifier: uri:info:fedora/ivrla:10241

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