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School: Caisleán Mathúna (B) (roll number 16202)

Location:
Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan
Teacher:
T. Ó Hárdaigh

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The Alphabet

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0944, Page 125

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The following is an old rhyme based on the letters of the alphabet written in capitals. Each letter is said and immediately after comes a word or phrase, telling what the outline or shape of the capital resembles.


A - Cúpla Tighe - the couple of a house
B - Speáclóirí - spectacles
C - Crúdh Gearáin - horse shoe
D - Bogh Fearrainn - rainbow
E - Cois Cairr - step of a jaunting car
F - Cos Muice - a pig's foot
G - Crudh Capaill - a horse's shoe
H - Geata - gate
I - Bata - a stick
L - Piocait - pick-shaped
M - an rud a cuireann tú ar an arán
N - rud is fuisde do

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Collector
Francis O Duffy
Gender
male
Address
Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan
Informant
Michael Lennon
Gender
male
Address
Tusker, Co. Monaghan
Language
mixed