School: Tuairín Chathail (B.) (roll number 10392)

Location:
Tooreencahill, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
Diarmuid Ó Cróinín

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All About the Stable

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0452, Page 265

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A stable is a house in which a horse is kept during the winter.

The walls of it are made of stone and mortar, and it is roofed with timber and Sheet-iron. The foods that the horse eats are oats, rye and hay. He is carreed very often to a smith to shoe him, and the shoes are reddened before they are put on him He is also clipped every year with a clipping-machine.
The calls for the various kinds of animals are: for the hen "tuck"! "tuck!"; for the duck- "Feen!" "Feen"!; for the calf "Suck!" Suck"!; for the horse - "Fill"! "Fill"!
Some eggs are marked before they are put down to hatch.
Sheep are only kept in bad land to eat all the poisonous plants that grow.
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Collector
Patrick Cronin
Gender
male
Address
Reaboy, Co. Kerry
Informant
Michael Cronin
Gender
male
Age
48
Address
Reaboy, Co. Kerry
Language
English