Marie's Story

Household

In most houses people had a “Last”; this was a piece of iron shaped on the top like a foot with a lone Iron bar to stand on. The “Last” was used to repair shoes. The leather was brought from the tannery.
The wake: when people died they were laid out in the house. Women would come into the room that the dead person was in a “Keen” (Wailing).

Writer: Marie Heneghan

This page was added by Brige Woodward on 06/06/2012.

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