School: Coill na Leac

Location:
Kilnaleck, Co. Cavan
Teacher:
P. Mac Geibheannaigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0976, Page 053

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The Grey Cow and the Grey white head. They are tied with chains and their house is called a byre. We have one pony, her name is Dolly. Her house is called the stable and she is tied with a rope by the neck. We have one calf its name is the Red White head and its shed is called the calf-shed.

Collector
Maggie Coffey
Gender
female
Address
Urney, Co. Cavan
Language
English

We have four cows at home. Their names are "Juns" Kerry "Darkie" and "Blossom". They be out in the field in the day-time and they be in a house at night.
The house in which they be in is called a "byre". There are four posts stuck down in the floor those are called stakes. There is a chain on each of those stakes with which the cows are tied, by the neck. Hay is put before them, the place which the hay is put in is called a manger. When the cows are milked there is the sign of the cross made on the elder of each cow. We also have a horse and fourteen pigs. The stable contains mangers