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 704

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tie a sauspen to the calfs mouth for fear he would eat hay or grass and choke. This custom is still observed in my neighbourhood.

One time the people had many beliefs about the cow. They used to bless the cows on the hip bone after milking them so that they would give them milk. When a person used to go milking a cow and if the cow would not stand still he would say to her fan socair. Sometimes when people used to be selling cows they used to milk them into their shoes to take away the butter from them so as to have it in the next cows they would buy.
The cow used to stick her head into a hole in the "bails" and a board used to be pushed back so that she could not pull her he

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Collector
Louis Mc Hugh
Gender
male
Address
Branraduff, Co. Mayo
Informant
John Mc Hugh
Gender
male
Age
49
Address
Branraduff, Co. Mayo
Language
English