School: Leatbeg (roll number 16146)

Location:
Leat Beg, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Mrs Peoples

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Ainmhithe Allta

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1091, Page 093

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Ainmidte Allta (?) 4: 3: 1938
The wild animals of this district are as follows, the badger, the fox, the rabbit, the hare and the weasel.
The fox is the most cunning of all these animals. When he gets a hen on a tree or some place where he can't get at her, he goes round and round the tree till he makes the hen's head dizzy and she falls to the ground then he can get at her.
When a fox is out at night he sits down and he barks, as he can bark like a pup. If any dogs are about they bark in answer. He then knows there is danger so he goes in a direction where no barking has come from.
The badger is of a greyish colour and has a stumpy tail. In Autumn the badger eats as many hens as

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Collector
Thomas Gallagher
Gender
male
Address
Tully, Co. Donegal
Informant
Lizzie Gallagher
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Age
34
Address
Tully, Co. Donegal
Language
English