School: Shanakill, Roscrea

Shanakill, Co. Tipperary
Seán Ó Ceallaigh
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0547, Page 156

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  1. Homemade Toys (continued)

    My mother used to make necklaces out of dog-briar bushes...

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    Boys often made a ball out of the bladder of a pig. They fill it up with hay and rags. They fill it with wind.
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  2. Homemade Toys

    To gather rushes and cut them all the same length and get four of them and twist them in and out and it would make a lovely rod...

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    1. activities
      1. social activities (~7)
        1. entertainments and recreational activities (~5,933)
          1. toys (~1,598)
    Bridie Maher
    Skehanagh, Co. Tipperary
    Dan Treacy
    Skehanagh, Co. Tipperary
  3. Homemade Toys

    In olden times the boys used to make bugles out of straws...

    In olden times the boys used to make bugles out of straws. Where the knot would be on the straw, they split the straw and blow into it.
    The boys and girls used to get tin boxes and put little stones into them. Then they put the lids on them and shook the boxes and they had rattles.
    The boys got long "traneens" of hay and put the ends all together and twisted them. They made a little cross out of them then.
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