- Homes were built with stones and mortar, roofed with thatch or corrugated iron.
- Thatch was rushes or white straw from Rossbeigh.
- Floors were concrete – some were earthen if people had no money for concrete.
- Electricity arrived in 1958 to 1960. Before electricity, they used oil lamps or candles for light.
- Oil for the lamps was bought in containers from Evans shop in the village.
- The lamps had a wick for lighting that soaked up the oil and they had a glass globe to protect the flame.
- There was no running water.It was drawn in small containers from a well or a pump to fill barrels for everyday use. There were no bugs in it. There was a special bucket for drinking water. Some people used a spring well called, The GRAUN.
- The door of the house was always open.
- There were 3 rooms, 2 bedrooms and a kitchen. There were no bathrooms or indoor toilets. Sometimes the gable side of the house had a small window.
- Furniture was basic. There was, usually, a long hard wooden seat in the kitchen, and maybe some cushions.
- They had a dresser for the ware, and a table.
- All cooking was done on an open fire. There was a crane over the fireplace for hanging pots and saucepans for cooking with kettles for boiling water.
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