School: Caisleán Gael (roll number 15337)

Castlegal, Co. Sligo
M. Ó Tiománaidhe

Filter stories

/ 226 Forward
Resolution: Low | High
Caisleán Gael | The Schools’ Collection

Archival Reference

The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0156, Page 127

Image and data © National Folklore Collection, UCD. See copyright details »

On this page

(continued from previous page)

tied by the legs, is, if she is a jumper. This is called a "tether" or sidelong.
Sometimes she is tied by the horns and one fore leg.
All materials used are shop one - spancels.
On Palm Sunday a piece of Palm is hung in the byre to bring luck for the coming year. The byre is a thatched one storey house built of stones, and thatched with either straw or bent. Along one wall is a plank. To this are placed the stakes and to these are the cows tied. They are out from the end of May until mid-September. They are milked outside too.

(continues on next page)