The Care of Farm Animals

Killallaghtan, Co. Galway

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The cow house is a house for cows with a manger and ties. The cow is tied with a chain to a steak driven into the ground or to iron pins in the walls. After milking the sign of the cross is made for luck. Horses also have a house or stable that is regularly cleaned. There was a great horse once in Clonbrock but it was stolen and never seen again.

Collector: Kitty Kilgannon, Cartron, Co. Galway

Informant: Mr Patrick Kilgannon, Cartron, Co. Galway

Place: Killallaghtan, Co. Galway

Footnote: Duchas, ‘The Schools’ Collection’, www.duchas.ie

This page was added on 29/04/2017.

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