School: Turlough, Béal an Chloga (roll number 14872)

Location:
Turlough, Co. Clare
Teacher:
Áine, Bean Uí Éalaidhe

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There are many wild animals in this place...

There are many wild animals in this place such as rabbits, foxes, badgers, rats and mice. The cleverest of those animals is the fox, and the most destructive the rabbit. Rabbits are very plentiful in this place. They destroy gardens of corn on some people. I heard a story of how clever a fox was and yet got killed. One night a fox stole in through a narrow window in a hen house. When he had enough eaten he was thick fat and could not come out again. The people got him in the and killed him. There is a big fox den in a mountain belonging to Terence McGann. There are thousands of rabbit burrows.

Collector
Fergus Linnane
Gender
male
Informant
Michael Linnane
Relation
relative (other than parent or grandparent)
Gender
male
Address
Sheshia, Co. Clare
Language
English