School: Bennekerry, Carlow

Bennekerry, Co. Carlow
Liam Ó hAodha

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0907, Page 373

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It was a custom, long ago to make guns. An elder branch was got, and the white pith from the inside was taken out. A long straight stick was then got and pushed throught the elder stick. A stone was put in the elder stick, and the rod was pushed in quickly, and the stone would go a far distance. Another game was to scoop the inside of a turnip, then cut "eyes", "nose" and "mouth" on the outside. A lighting candle would then be put inside, and the shell of turnip with the lighting cande place on a gate post at night.

John Norris
Browne's Hill, Co. Carlow

In Ireland, long ago, there was a custom of making cribs for catching birds. A lot of straight sticks were collected, and a long piece of cord was got. Then four long straight sticks were got, placed in a square to make the frame. The twine was tied

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