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  Georgian Terrace, Armagh
Armagh is still well known for its imposing Georgian town-houses.
  Rush Lights, Candle and Cruise Lamp
Rush lights were made by soaking a rush in animal fat. Cruise lamps used oil – often fish oil in coastal areas and they were usually ...
  Late 18th Century Beds
The frames of these beds were made of bog oak which was dug out of cut-over peat bogs. Bog oak was the only source of timber in many areas.
  Falling Table
The falling table was a common sight in many rural homes. When not being used as a table it was moved to shutter a window.
  Furniture of the Poor
Arthur Young’s record of his visit to Ireland in the 1770s gave an accurate description of the standard furniture found in many homes of ...
  Byre Dwelling
In many parts of Ulster it was common for farmers to share their home with cattle. Cows occupied one side of the house while the family ...
  Kitchen, Cottier’s House
The kitchen of a cottier’s house had an earthen floor and a wide chimney canopy.
  Cottier’s house
This example of a cottier’s home, reconstructed at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, would have been better than most of the simple ...
  Weaver’s Cottage
This weaver’s cottage was divided into two parts. The weaver’s loom occupies all of the part to the left of the front door. The family ...
  Charlotte Street, Ballymoney
Pyper Row in Ballymoney was renamed Charlotte Street in 1826. At the beginning of the 19th century these fine Georgian houses would ...

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