School: Teampall Mhuire

Location:
Carbad Beg, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Eithne, Bean Uí Mhaonghaille

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Fishing

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0144, Page 110

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Fishing is not so profitable now-a-days as it was in the days gone by, but even now-a-days some of our Irish farmers around the coast fish near the land. The sort of boats they fish in are called Yawls and curraghs.
Long ago the most usual month to fish in was September and nowadays they fish in August and September.
On a fine summer's morning a few men gather to gether and go out fishing. They bring lines, sinkers, spillets, nets, hooks, lobster pots, gut and baits.
The lines is a narrow rope made of flax. It is about twenty five to thirty

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Collector
May Killeen
Gender
female
Address
Cartoon, Co. Mayo
Informant
Martin Lynn
Relation
not a relative
Gender
male
Address
Cartoon, Co. Mayo
Language
English