School: Tón Ruadh (roll number 12809)

Location:
Tonroe, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Máirtín Ó Giobaláin

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Homemade Toys

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0115, Page 78

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When I was young I spent most of my childhood making various kinds of toys. At that period of my life I took great delight in toy making.
When I was about three years of age I made a doll. First I got a piece of hay, and put it into a piece of cloth. Then I sewed the piece of cloth in which I put the hay on all sides, and made it into the form of a body. After that I got two sticks and fastened them on the body for two hands. When I had that finished I got two more sticks and fastened them on the end of the body for two legs. Next I got a great number of old rags sowed them together and placed them on her

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Collector
Máirín Ní Bhreithimh
Gender
female
Address
Tonnagh, Co. Mayo
Collector
Máire Ní Searraigh
Gender
female
Address
Ballintadder, Co. Mayo
Language
English