School: Ballyhale (roll number 7914)

Ballyhale, Co. Kilkenny
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Farm Animals

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0848, Page 046

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Brennan's are farmers living near us. They have cows, calves, a bull pigs, horses, hens, chickens and ducks. Nealy all their cows have names. Mary Ann, Polly, the blue and Long Head and the names of some of them. 'Hi, Hi' is said to the cows when driving them.
The cowhouse is a house in the yard where the cows are milked and where they sleep in winter. It is very often called a byre. There are chains in the walls to tie the cows.
One morning when a farmer went to milk his cows he found that one of them was dry. This happened for several mornings in succession, until one morning he went out very early to see what was happening. He thought that one of the

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Nellie Henebry
Ballyhale, Co. Kilkenny