National Geographic : 1927 Mar
Photographs by Clifton Adams A CHIMNEY SWEEP OF YOUGHAL SOLICITS BUSINESS As most houses in this part of Ireland have small open-hearth fire places, and narrow chimneys produce much soot, the sweep's services are in demand. He uses a long, jointed rod and several sizes of brushes, instead of the traditional goose or chicken, which formerly was supposed to be lowered down the chimney to flap the passage clean. FOUR YEW TREES IN THE GROUNDS OF MYRTLE GROVE There is an old story tothe effect that Sir Walter Raleigh satunder these trees one day, smoking apipe ofthe tobacco which heimported from America. His manservant, thinking him onfire, threw abucket of water on his master to extinguish the internal blaze (see, also, illus tration, page 288).