School: Colehill (C.), Mullingar (roll number 14673)

Location:
Colehill, Co. Longford
Teacher:
Kathleen Morris

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Care of Our Farm Animals

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0750, Page 271

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We have cows and calves at home and pigs and sheep and a horse and hens and ducks
Two of the cows have names the Gawan Rue and the Colleen Rue At milking time if they are far in the fields we call prug prug and they come to the gate. The cow house or byre is built of stone and covered with iron and the floor is made of cobble stones with a low channel in the centre to drain off the wet and keep the high place where the cows lie dry. Each evening they get a fresh bed of straw and fresh hay put in the mangers. The cows are tied to wooden stakes in each end of the house. A ring is around the stake that slides up and down. There is a chain and bow

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Collector
Mary J. Mc Guire
Gender
female
Age
13
Address
Lisnacreevy, Co. Longford
Informant
Mrs Mc Guire
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Address
Lisnacreevy, Co. Longford
Language
English