School: Ballinacarrig, Rathdrum

Ballinacarrig Lower, Co. Wicklow
Bean Uí Dhubhghoill
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0918, Page 182

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0918, Page 182

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  3. XML “Homemade Toys”

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  1. A lot of toys can be made at home with wood, and tin [?] & nails & wire.
    Long ago Dancing masters[?] were made in all the houses.
    Boys made lovey tops out of spools.
    Now motor cars are made out of wood.
    Dolls were made out of rags.
    Boys now make all sorts of toys out of Meccano sets.
    Aeroplanes out of old tin box.
    Wooden horses & cloth horses.
    People used cut out images out of turnips put lighting candles in them & the candles will shine out through the eyes.
    There are people in Avoca named Misses Wynne. They have a toy making industry in Avoca. They cut out the toys in cloth & give them out to the [?] girls & children in the district they sew them up & the constant employees fill these shapes with sawdust or other filling.
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    1. activities
      1. social activities (~7)
        1. entertainments and recreational activities (~5,933)
          1. toys (~1,598)