School: Inis (B.) (roll number 15042)

Ennis, Co. Clare
Seoirse Ó Maoldhomhnaigh
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0609, Page 556

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    Then you put the cage-bird on the top of the wall and he will sing and call all the other birds.When you catch the bird you must have a bottle of oil and a piece of cloth to clean the birdlime off their feet and their wings.Then you put the birds into a little box.If you were caught trapping birds with birdlime you would be prosecuted.When we go out trapping birds we trap two kinds of birds finches and linnets.You have to be very quiet when you are out trapping birds because if you make noise you frighten the birds away.
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  2. 4.In the country they catch birds by getting a sod of turf and an iron or a long stick,and stick the stick into the sod .Then dip it into parafin oil and set fire to it.After a while a crowd of Blackbirds and thrushes will be flying around it and you could walk over them and catch them because the light blinds them.
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    1. activities
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    Michael O' Neill
    Turnpike Road, Co. Clare
    Raymond Healy
    Drumbiggle Road, Co. Clare