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 406

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The boys and girls of the district find amusement in making toys.
The girls string flowers together and make them into a necklace or girdle. The tops are pulled off and the head is made into a necklace. The necklaces are called daisy necklaces. The boys find amusement in making toys, such as tops and crade-birds. They make out of thread spools. They make cradle-birds with which to trap birds. They also make snares to catch hares and rabbits. The snares are made of a piece of wire and a stick. They also make guns from elder

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