School: Cluain Leamhac (Cloonloo) (roll number 12767)

Cloonloogh, Co. Sligo
Ml. Mac Lochlainn
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0188, Page 038

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0188, Page 038

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  3. XML “Toys”
  4. XML “A Cradle Bird”

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  1. a gun made from a bore tree:-
    a young branch of a tree is cut. It
    must be a foot long and about half an inch
    thick. The pith is scooped out of it and a
    piece about two inches long is cut out of
    the middle. To the end of this piece a spring
    is attached. a stick about three inches
    long is put through the bore pressed against
    the spring. Then the spring is released and
    it shoots the stick through the bore.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. activities
      1. social activities (~7)
        1. entertainments and recreational activities (~5,933)
          1. toys (~1,598)
    Joseph Corrigeann
  2. a cradle bird is used for catching birds and it
    is generally set up during snow. the best birds
    to catch are the thrushes and finches because they
    are the best singers. Four long sally rods are got
    and doubled at the eight ends and are tied
    together at the top. Four other rods about a foot
    and a half in length are got and tied to the free
    ends of the other four rods. The cradle is now in
    (continues on next page)
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.