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 292

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The names of the farm animals are the cows, horses, pigs and calves. The cows have got names Sheahan Ahern, the red heifer, magpie, and Costelloe. When I am driving the cows I say "how how" and when I am driving the calves "suck on". The cow house is roofed with iron. It is a large one. It is called byre. The cows are tied by the horns to stakes with ropes. But long ago they used to make the tyings from rushes. Some cows are tied to stakes, others to stalls, and others are tied by the neck, with chains. Very often palm is hung in the cow-house to bring luck on the cattle. It is said that if you rang for a cow, that she would give you twice as much milk.

Collector
Nora Dillane
Gender
female
Address
Rooskagh West, Co. Limerick
Informant
(name not given)
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Age
49
Address
Rooskagh West, Co. Limerick
Language
English