‘Keep your Water Boys’, Exhortation from Woman of The House at Ardfield, Clonakilty, West Cork, 1890s to use Urine for Clothes Washing in Lodging House Attached to Cramming School where Boys, including Michael Collins, prepared for British Civil Service Examinations and collection of Urine by Donkey and Cart in Kilcrohane 1810s.
In Ardfield there was a gifted teacher who after school prepared boys for the British Civil Service Exams. The boys came from a wide area and lodged in an attic in a local house. the woman of the house was anxious that the night water be retained for clothes washing.
It recalls many old uses for urine in dyeing wool for example in Kilcrohane in the early 19th century.