School: Staghall

Location:
Staghall, Co. Cavan
Teacher:
G. Mc Govern

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0971, Page 067

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When we are driving or calling the animals and fowl we use different terms for them.

When we are driving or calling the animals and fowl we use different terms for them. When we are driving the cows we say "hough, hough". When calling the cows we say "prugie, prugie".
When calling the hens we say "chuckie, chuckie". When we are calling the pigs we say "hurish, hurish". When calling the calves we say "suck, Suck". When calling the chickens we say "birdie, birdie". When calling the cat we sat "pish, wish".
It is said if blessed palm is put up in the byre nothing happens to the cows.
When there is a thunder storm a horse shoe or a piece of iron is put in the nest where

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Collector
Maureen O' Reilly
Gender
female
Address
Drummany (Pleydell), Co. Cavan
Informant
(name not given)
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Age
52
Address
Drummany (Pleydell), Co. Cavan
Language
English