School: Slieverue (roll number 12476)

Location:
Slieveroe, Co. Kilkenny
Teacher:
John Carey

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A Crib - To Catch Birds Alive

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0844, Page 170

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A Crib

(To catch birds alive)
The frame is made of two boards with two holes in each board. There are also two sticks of the same length.
Two cords go from each corner to the opposite. Then get four sticks the same length as the frame and lay them on the frame and so on four at a time.
Every four sticks must be half an inch shorter than the set underneath until the cords are tight.
There is a briar coming from the two corners in the back. A stick like a pitch-fork and briar

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Collector
Máire Ní Dhubhlaing
Gender
female
Address
Ferrybank, Co. Waterford
Informant
Joseph Cashin
Gender
male
Address
Rathpatrick, Co. Kilkenny
Language
English