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Home-made Toys

Collected by Patrick Nolan, Kiltartan N.S.The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0047, Page 0090National Folklore Collection, UCD. A Fob Gun Nowadays toy guns, made in Germany or Japan can be bought for a penny. Long ago boys made their own guns. This is how they did it.First they got a piece of an elder tree. Then they … Continue reading

THE LOUGHNANE BROTHERS

The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0050, Page 0147Image and data © National Folklore Collection, UCD.Collector: Eileen Kelly, Keanspound, Gort This was composed by a local poet who’s name is unknown.It is about the Loughnane brothers, natives of Shanaglish beyond Gort. They were members of the I.R.A. and they were brutally burned by the English. They were … Continue reading

The Feast of St. Martin

The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0620, Page 062National Folklore Collection, UCD.Collected by: Séamus Ó Sealbhaigh, Kilfenora N.S. 10/12/1937The feast of St. Martin falls on the eleventh of November. In parts of Ireland fowl are killed and the blood spilt in different houses, the stable for the horse, in the cowhouse for the cow’s and in the … Continue reading

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