School: Mount Talbot (roll number 14056)

Location:
Mount Talbot, Co. Roscommon
Teacher:
M. Ó Héimhthigh

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Care of our Farm Animals

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0267, Page 228

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This is a list of our farm animals:- The cow, sheep, pig, horse and ass. This is a list of our domestic animals:- The cat and the dog. one of our cows has any names. When driving the cow to the field my father often uses the word "Serse".
A cow house should be 91/2 by 41/2 feet. It should be well ventilated and have good cement floor. The manger should be two feet wide by 1 foot high. The manger consists of a nine inch plank or a cement wall. The cows are tied by the neck to stakes. They are tied with iron cow - chains. No one of them I know of homemade.
There is mo branch or emblem hung in any cowhouse that I know of. A horse's stable

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Collector
Brighid Ní Fhlannagáin
Gender
female
Address
Mount Talbot, Co. Roscommon
Informant
J. Flannagan
Age
55
Address
Mount Talbot, Co. Roscommon
Language
English