School: Gníomh go Leith (C.) (roll number 3686)

Gneevgullia, Co. Kerry
Máire, Bean Uí Chróinín
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0451, Page 293

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  1. Home-made toys were made very roughly. Cages and traps for catching birds, rabbits and hares were of hazel twigs and elder rods. They were made as a rule in hard frosty weather, when it would be difficult for the birds to get food elsewhere. A bow in which were bread-crumbs etc was placed in the middle of the bow.
    Snares were used for catching rabbits. They were made of narrow wire, well woven together, with a hole in one end.
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          1. toys (~1,598)