School: Baile an Daingin (B) (roll number 1676)

Location:
Ballindine, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Séamus P. Ó Gríobhtha

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0096, Page 700

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cow was nearly dry he would call her a striper. When a person would have a cow milked he would make the sign of the cross on her back with the froth of the milk. When a person would be driving a cow he would say to the cow hurtch or how, how. That custom is still observed in my neighbourhood. If a man was milking a cow and she was kicking he would say is goirm thú.

Written by James Burke, Coole.
Material from Michael Walsh, Coole

About the year 1810 there lived an old family at Dunmacriona called the Blakes. They were a great catholic family and they were liked and respected by all the neighbours. They had a castle on the Mayo side of the river Clare. When ever they traveled they went in a coach drawn by four horses.

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Collector
John Kavanagh
Gender
male
Address
Newtown South, Co. Mayo
Informant
Mrs William
Gender
female
Age
50
Address
Newtown South, Co. Mayo
Language
English