[Sweathouse and well, Creevaghbawn, Tuam, Co. Galway.] - UCD Digital Library

Sweathouse and well, Creevaghbawn, Tuam, Co. Galway.

In collection Folklore Photograph Collection

Origin information
Tuaim, Co. na Gaillimhe (Éire) / Tuam, 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
124 I gCuimhne na nDaoine. Average condition.
Note
Sweat houses were found in many parts of the country. They were used to cure pleurisy and other ailments and also as a type of former - day 'sauna'. A fire was lit in the house until the walls and floor became hot. The fire was then raked out and a layer of rushes was often spread on the floor to prevent the feet being burned. The person stayed in the sweated. They then washed themselves in the well opposite the sweathouse.
Languages
English  
Genre
Photograph
Subject
Tuam (Galway, Ireland)
Livelihood and Household Support
Therapeutic baths--Ireland
Location
UCD School of Irish, Celtic Studies, Irish Folklore and Linguistics. National Folklore Collection UCD. Folklore Photograph Collection. B134.01.00018
Note
124 I gCuimhne na nDaoine. Average condition.
Note
Sweat houses were found in many parts of the country. They were used to cure pleurisy and other ailments and also as a type of former - day 'sauna'. A fire was lit in the house until the walls and floor became hot. The fire was then raked out and a layer of rushes was often spread on the floor to prevent the feet being burned. The person stayed in the sweated. They then washed themselves in the well opposite the sweathouse.

Record source
Prepared by IVRLA project staff, UCD Library, University College Dublin — Record identifier: uri:info:fedora/ivrla:10345

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