School: Stackallen (roll number 1309)

Location:
Stackallan, Co. Meath
Teacher:
P.T. Mac Gabhann

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0714, Page 067

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if a cow had a start and a person to milk her on a stone or bathe the udder with potato water when it is boiling it would cure it. We have a medal hanging in our cow shed. A woman got a lot of St. Benedicts medals from a priest because her cattle were dying. She gave one to my father to keep the cattle from harm and it is in the cow-shed since. That was about ten years ago. We have no names on our cows now. We had a cow that was eighteen years of age and we sold her about a month ago, and we used to call her "The Old Lady." There are people named Mongeys that have a white faced cow called "baldy."

Collector
Philomena Tighe
Gender
female
Address
Rochestown, Co. Meath
Language
English

The domestic animals we have at home are two cows, four big cattle and two small calves and a pony and a dog. We call two of the big cattle "patsy and Butson." The pony's name is Kitty and the dog's name is 'Ginger Dick.' The people around here say "How-up" to the cows and calves when they are driving them. Long ago the cow-sheds were mud-walled buildings with thatched roofs. Very few of those remain now. Nearly all are made of concrete or stone with slated or

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