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 419

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Every boy and many girls find amusements in spare time in making toys. In this district girls string flowers together in a chain or girdle. They make these with wild-roses or daisises. They also make dolls and this is how they make them. They get old clothes and make them into the shape of a doll. Then they dress the doll nicely and fix her into a little box.
When the girls are making necklaces they get daisies and pull the stems off them; then they run a thread through the centre of the daisies and make a necklace of them.
Boys make tops from thread-spools. They cut the spool into the shape of a top and make it spin with a piece of cord. They make guns

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Collector
Mary Agnes Connell
Gender
female
Address
Cloonlavis Lower, Co. Mayo
Informant
Mrs Connell
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Address
Cloonlavis Lower, Co. Mayo
Language
English