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 791

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The badger lives in a burrow in the wood. He is a very cute animal. He is white and grey. In the month of March the badger hunts the fox out of the burrow. Then the badger cleans the burrow and he puts in white grass. He eats green grass and dead animals. He does have young ones in the month of March. When summer comes the fox come to the burrow and puts the badger out of the burrow and stays there fo the rest of the year.
Scotch kilts are made from his hide. He is a very clean animal. Shaving brushes are made from his hide also. He has a very short tail. He has very long hair. He has two small ears. He has very small legs. He eats dead animals also. If the fox comes and dirties the badger's bed the badger goes away from the burrow. Then he makes a new a new burrow beside a little stream

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Collector
Hubert Grogan
Gender
male
Address
Killeen, Co. Mayo
Informant
Hubert Grogan
Gender
male
Age
60
Address
Killeen, Co. Mayo
Language
English