School: Edenmore, Ballinamuck (roll number 14584)

Location:
Edenmore, Co. Longford
Teacher:
Seán Ó Réid

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Homemade Toys

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0761, Page 033

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There are a lot of children who can make toys nowadays but I can make plenty of them.
I can make a doll a daisy chain and a bangle. How to make a doll is :- to get a piece of cloth and out chaff in it and then sew it up. Next get a piece of wood, shape it round, cut out her eyes, nose and mouth. To make a daisy-chain or a bangle you get a lot of daisies and put a hole in each stem to cling them together. When it is long enough you have a nice belt.

Collector
Maisie Mc Nerney
Gender
female
Age
11
Address
Glenmore, Co. Longford
Collector
Brigid Harte
Gender
female
Age
13
Address
Glenmore, Co. Longford
Informant
Mr John Muphy
Gender
male
Age
66
Address
Fostragh, Co. Longford
Language
English