National Folklore Collection
The story on this page has been taken from the Dúchas web site, page http://www.duchas.ie/en/cbes/5044790/5038422/5083099and pages following. An image of the original manuscript can be viewed on the Dúchas page as well as more detailed information about the informant and recorder of the story.
Copyright and licence information appears at the bottom of this page.
Long ago children made many toys such as bird cradles, dolls, paper boats and tops. Making these toys spend their leisure hours and it is also very useful to be able to make things out of wood and paper. The small boys make the bird cradles out of pieces of sticks and they catch many birds in them. The boats are made of paper and the tops are made of old spools. The girls
made the rag dolls with old pieces of cloth which they sewed up and made into wee dresses and coats and capes.
Collector: Edna Gerty
Address: Killyran, Co. Cavan
Informant: Name not given
Location: Killyran, Co. Cavan
Teacher: Mrs Stafford
Thanks to B. McGovern who transcribed this and a great many other pages of the The Schools' Collection, from the National Folklore Collection Archives.
Copyright, digital preservation, sensitive material and contact
Under the Creative Commons Licence you are free to:
What does "Attribute this work" mean?