School: An Lios Rua, Cill Mháille (roll number 9339)

Location:
Lisroe, Co. Clare
Teacher:
Eibhlín Ní Chonalláin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0608, Page 200

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200 an osier rod and twisting each end up along two opposite sides of the bird-cradle. They then make a gawlog or a little forked stick.They put this standing on the ground under the front frame and put the small stick through the fork of the gawlog to keep the frame up.
When setting the bird-cradle they place crumbs of bread or some other food inside the bough ,where it is impossible for a bird to go without touching the bough and causing the bird-cradle to fall.

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Jack Lynch told me that their principal Winter pastime when he was young was the making of Potato guns...

Jack Lynch told me that their principal Winter pastime when he was young was the making of Potato guns and flogging guns.
The Potato Gun.
A strong quill preferably a turkey quill was got and the round headed end which grows into the fowl's body cut off.Then the feathery part was removed leaving a little tube like piece about two or three inches long.This formed the barrel of the gun and it was then necessary to make

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Collector
Sean Kelly
Gender
male
Informant
Jack Lynch
Gender
male
Address
Boolyneaska, Co. Clare