Recent Acquisitions

Carding Paddles

These paddles, from Mullagh, were used to comb wool. Known as carding, this was one of the processes of converting wool into thread. Such implements were common place in Clare into the 20th Century and reminiscent of a time when clothes were made in the home.

Ref: 2001.179-180

Folklife Collection
Tools and Equipment Collection
Wood Collection

 

 

 

 

Carding Paddles 2001.179-180