School: Dubh-Áth (B.) (roll number 11067)

Location:
Duagh, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
Seán Ó Conchobhair

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The Care of Our Farm Animals

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0410, Page 123

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The following is a list of our farm animals: cows and calves, horses and pigs and the fowl stocked are hens, ducks, and geese.
Some of the cows have names such as "Spotty" "Joy" "O Donnell" and "Ruby" "Spotty" and "Ruby" get their names from their colour and horns while the "Joy" and "O Donnell" get their names from their previous owners. The expression used when driving the cows in and out of the field is "How" "How".
The cowhouse is a cement building roofed with iron. It is called the byre. The cows are tied to bails

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Collector
Éamonn Ó Corradáin
Gender
male
Informant
Éamonn Ó Corradáin
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Language
English