School: Ráth Coille (roll number 15705)

Location:
Rathkell, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Aindrias Ó Mórdha

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Our Hens

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0149, Page 284

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We keep sixty hens - all of the same breed, the White Wyan=dotte.

We keep them in a house for themselves and we call it a hen house. The walls are made of cement and the roof is a flat concrete one. In it there are a door and a window.
In size it is about seven feet square and its height about seven feet. The
door is about five feet by two feet and a half. In the middle of the door there is an open space of a square shape, just large enough to allow the hens in or out but not big enough to admit a dog or a fox. The door is closed by a hasp and staple

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Collector
Emily Joyce
Gender
female
Address
Glenavenew, Co. Mayo
Informant
Mrs P. Joyce
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Address
Glenavenew, Co. Mayo
Language
English