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Progress of Industry

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0263, Page 124

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At Farragher the wheels of industry are moving
On the road to prosperity swiftly and free,
Students attending the school are improving
Their results of exams show that to me.

For boys woodwork is really enticing;
Its a clean healthy, business-like trade
To measuring, joining and morticing
Best attention must always be paid.
For boys who have to live on the land
Earning bread by the sweat of their brow,
To them vocational instruction will stand
Selecting manure, seed, machine and plough.
The ladies, God bless them, clean they are looking
With truck'd up sleeves they ply to and fro,
At baking, buttermaking and cooking
Essential duties housekeepers must know.
Other duties are home nursing, home sewing
Tending the sick, darning and making clothes
Ladies with these traits are worth knowing
They're seen with their garments at local shows.

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Informant
Patrick (Senior) Dayer
Gender
male
Age
65
Occupation
farmer
Address
Ballyglass (Mahon), Co. Galway
Language
English