School: Kilcullen (B.)

Location:
Kilcullen, Co. Kildare
Teacher:
Pádraig Ó Broin

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Homemade Toys

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0776D, Page 09_008

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A long time ago boys made their own toys because there were no toy factories.
They made yo-yoes out of spools, rolled a piece of cord round them and drew them up and down.
Another toy they made was a pegging top. (drawing) Cord was wound round the top and trown on the ground. It spins for nearly ten minutes.
Toys were also made for killing birds, one was called a catter pullet and the other was called a slinners. The slinners was made like this. First of all a piece of leather was shaped half square then a piece of cord was tied out of it. A stone

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Collector
Pádraig De Núinnseáin
Gender
male
Address
Kilcullen, Co. Kildare
Informant
James Nugent
Gender
male
Age
47
Address
Kilcullen, Co. Kildare
Language
English