School: Coillte Bó (roll number 15984)

Location:
Kiltybo, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Michael S. Ó Ceallaigh

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Homemade Toys

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0107, Page 344

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Every boy and many girls find amusement in spare time in making toys. Girls string flowers together into a daisy chain or girdle. The daisy chain is made from daisies. The stems are broken off and a thread is put through the centre of the daisies, and then drawn tightly. Then the chain or girdle is made. Sometimes necklaces were made. The necklaces are made from daisies and other flowers. Sometimes girls make cords or chains from wild rose berries. A thread is drawn through the centre of them and pulled tightly. Sometimes boys make toys from thread spools and guns from elder branches. Other-times they make cradle

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Collector
Nora Mc Nicholas
Gender
female
Address
Curneen, Co. Mayo
Informant
Mrs Mc Nicholas
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Address
Curneen, Co. Mayo
Language
English