School: Scoil na gCeithre Máighistrí, Dún na nGall (roll number 14247)

Location:
Copany, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Cathal Mag Fhionntaigh

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Old Crafts - Stick Heads

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1035, Page 333

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Sticks heads.
A rams horn is got and boiled in a pot of water for about two hours.

It is taken out and twisted while hot into any shape required.
This head is fitted to a hazel stick and secured with glue.
In this way a very good walking stick is made.

Collector
Máire Siúbhán Nígh Fhionntaigh
Gender
female
Age
10
Informant
Owens Paddy Gallagher
Gender
male
Age
50
Address
Finmore, Co. Donegal
Language
English