School: Baile na Cille (roll number 1320)

Ballynakill, Co. Galway
Éinrí Ó Mainnín
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0051, Page 0068

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  1. Home-made Toys
    I made many toys such as a car, a hurley and ball, a top and a snare.
    I made a car from timber. I got a board and cut it out so that it would make a bottom. Then I got two polish boxes and put one on each side for wheels and as soon as I had that done I got two small pieces of sticks and tacked them on each side for shafts. (sketch of car)
    I softened candlegrease on the hearth and moulded it in the shape of a hurley and left it up to harden for a while.
    I left a small piece of candlegrease on the hearth to soften and I rolled it in a ball and I left it up to harden also. (sketch of hurley and ball)
    I made a top from a thread spool. I tapered one end almost to a point. I got a nail and drove it through the hole which runs through the spool. I made a whip from a stick and a cord. I spun the top on the floor and I whipped it and kept it spinning for a time. (sketch of top)
    I made part of a gun and my brother made the rest. I got a thick board and my
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    1. activities
      1. social activities (~7)
        1. entertainments and recreational activities (~5,933)
          1. toys (~1,598)
    Willie Dervan
    Burroge, Co. Galway