School: Ballyloghane, Caisleán Nua Thiar (roll number 8783)

Location:
Ballinloughane, Co. Limerick
Teacher:
S. Condún, Úna Nic Ádhaimh

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The Care of Our Farm Animals

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0487, Page 291

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The horse the cow and the ass are the three principal animals of the farm we have at home. All of our cows have names. They got their names from the person they were bought from and the place they were bought in.
When driving cows we say "How on" and when driving calves we say "Sook on." Our cow house is about forty feet long and ten feet broad. We call it the Cow-house. The cows are tied to stakes by the neck with chains.
On Palm Sunday a branch of palm is put in the Cow-house to bring luck on the cattle.

Collector
Nellie Barrett
Gender
female
Address
Ballyine, Co. Limerick
Informant
(name not given)
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Age
55
Address
Ballyine, Co. Limerick
Language
English