School: Baile an Chaisil B.

Location:
Ballycastle, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Mícheál de Búrca

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0139, Page 629

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The rabbit is one of our [?] wild animals and is often petted, but is very timid and a prey to the fox which keeps its numbers from increasing rapidly. It is destructive to young plants such as cabbage, peas, and turnips ets. When taking unawares it becomes so frightened that it lies down, pretends it is dead, deceives the hunter and his dogs. Nature made it entirely defenceless except that it can borrow and make a safe retreat for it self in the ground and never wanders very far

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Collector
Dan Lenihan
Gender
male
Address
Ballycastle, Co. Mayo
Informant
Mrs Polke
Gender
female
Age
63
Address
Ballycastle, Co. Mayo
Language
English