School: Rathwire (C.) (roll number 8416)

Rathwire, Co. Westmeath
Mrs. Caffrey
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0727, Page 463

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  1. There are many amusement through out the country according to the season. In winter we have "Coursing" because summer is too hot.
    When a coursing meeting is going to be held the coursing committee get a lot of people to catch hares and these are paid for their day.When a lot of hares are got they are trained in a field.
    A suitable field is prepared and more work is given to local men as a proper escape must be made and several other thing must be seen to.
    When the day of the coursing comes a large crowd generally attends. Good numbers of motor cars are to be seen. People who live
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    1. activities
      1. social activities (~7)
        1. entertainments and recreational activities (~5,933)
    Patricia Whelehan
    Brutonstown, Co. Westmeath