School: Cill an Daingin, Nenagh (roll number 6658)

Location:
Killadangan, Co. Tipperary
Teacher:
Pádraig Ó hOgáin

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The Care of Our Farm Animals

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0534, Page 166

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The farmer keeps many animals on his farm. The horse is his strongest animal. He keeps him in a stable during winter, and in summer he is let out in the open air. The horse gets hay, and mangles on the stable. Those are put in the manger.
The cow is one of the most useful animals. Some cows have names. The best known is "Polly". The cows are tied when being milked. Those tyings are called bails. Some are tied around the neck by chains. When calling the calves you say Suck! Suck.
Goats are usually kept in a field. They are spancelled to keep them from going about. You say Gin! Gin! when calling the goat.
Sheep are kept out in the field the whole year as in the

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Collector
Rita Morrissey
Gender
female
Address
Prospect West, Co. Tipperary
Informant
Mrs Morrissey
Gender
male
Age
51
Address
Prospect West, Co. Tipperary
Language
English