School: Gormanstown, Árd Fhíonáin (roll number 5615)

Gormanstown, Co. Tipperary
Peadar de Mhóiréis
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0572, Page 499

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0572, Page 499

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  1. Counting Eggs etc.
    Eggs are counted in threes. Three eggs are taken in each hand when counting. Eggs are reckoned in hundreds, 120 eggs make a hundred.
    Cabbage plants are also reckoned in hundreds. 120 plants make a hundred.
    When a large number of sheep have to be counted they are driven slowly, one by one, out a narrow gap. A man stands outside the gap with a large number of small pebbles or haws or other small objects, near him. As eachsheep passes out the gap he puts one of the small objects in the cap or hat. When all the sheep had passed out the number of objects in the hat or cap was counted.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. activities
      1. economic activities
        1. trade
          1. buying and selling (~3,622)
        2. agriculture (~2,659)
    Mr Michael Long
    Ballyhist, Co. Tipperary