School: Ss. Peter & Paul (B.), Balbriggan

Location:
Baile Brigín, Co. Bhaile Átha Cliath
Teacher:
Liam Cadhla
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    Farm-Animals
    The farm animals are the horse, cow, sheep, goat and ass. There are also fowl like chickens, hens, geese and turkeys. I know a cow called Meely and another Brownie. We shout at the cow "How-up" when driving it. When calling the calf we say "Suck, Suck." The fowl come when we say "chuck chuck" We tow the cow with a chain around its neck in the shed. I saw a St. Bridgets cross over a cow shed one day. Sometimes you see a horse shoe for good luck. When the man is finished milking he makes the sign of the cross on the cow and says a prayer to keep it from danger. Holy water and salt are out on hatching eggs.
    Collected by J. Finnegan
    Folkstown
    From Ned Carr
    Folkstown
    Age 67.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Topics
    1. gníomhaíochtaí
      1. gníomhaíochtaí eacnamaíocha
        1. talmhaíocht (~2,659)
          1. riar ainmhithe (~2,587)
    2. áit-spás-timpeallacht
      1. seanchas áitiúil, dinnseanchas (~10,595)
    Language
    English
    Collector
    J. Finnegan
    Gender
    Male
    Address
    Baile an Phúcaigh Beag, Co. Bhaile Átha Cliath
    Informant
    Ned Carr
    Gender
    Male
    Age
    67
    Occupation
    16713