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 16_009

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The best known toys made long ago are as follows - tops, clay dolls, Jack-knifes, balls and mostly simple things like that, while the more manly toys were - stilts, slings, catapults suckers, and kites.
We had a gardener who was clever in the manufacture. One day I asked him what he could make. He said that he used to make stilts suckers, kites, clay dolls, a "arrow" parachute. For his children at home.
I had often made a common parachute using my

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Collector
Peadar O Díosca
Gender
male
Address
Halverstown, Co. Kildare
Language
English