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Donegal Socks: Just For Men

(Dooey Cove, Rosguill Peninsula, Co. Donegal, c. 1936) Townsend Gahan reported from Rosguill on the 1st of September 1892. “Trousers and Sunday suits of the men are almost always bright. The vests, shirts and drawers etc are home-made flannel or tweed; … Continue reading

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Tea For Socks

(1. Townsend Gahan in 1925) From 1890-1891, Mr. F. G. Townsend Gahan, a civil engineer, travelled through his native Co. Donegal on behalf of the Congested Districts Board, in order to survey rural poverty before they (the CDB) could begin … Continue reading

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