School: An Gleann Garbh (roll number 2379)

Location:
Glengarriff, Co. Cork
Teacher:
Caoimhín Ó Séaghdha

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Cribs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0279, Page 212

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"Cribs"
The cribs are usually made after Christmas and sometimes before Christmas. They are mostly made in the months of January and February.
First the children cut a lot of hazel rods about three weeks before they make the cribs. They choose four garamads and they split two ends of two rods and pare the ends of the two more. Then they get four twigs called buntais and put one on each side of the frame. If it is buntais they have, they put a piece of a cord near the bottom and one on the top. Then they

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Cáit Ní Ghógáin
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Coomarkane, Co. Cork
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English