Pets and Farm Animals

Frances Greene

Frances Greene 16th August 2017 Deerpark Social Services Centre, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway

Pets and farm animals

Interviewer: Clare Doyle (CD)

Interviewee: Frances Greene (FG)


FG: And we had lambs, Sonny O’Brien and Paddy O’Brien they are dead now, long ago. They were from Ahascragh. They gave us two pet lambs, to me and Bredge.

CD: Ah, lovely

FG: That’s my other sister out in Tenerife

CD: Any were they allowed to come into the house, the pet lambs?

FG: Well ah, Bredge gave her lad too much milk and my lad, my lad…my lad lived! And he went out on, out on grass

CD: Right

FG: On grass, somewhere and I don’t know where they are now, could be grown into sheep, they’re dead now!

CD: Yeah, they’re grown into sheep anyways. Your one did alright

FG: Yeah

CD: And did you have any other pets at home?

FG: No other pets…cats…a dog! Shep was the dog’s name

CD: Right

FG: Poor Shep. Brown and white face he had

CD: Yeah

FG: He was a great cattle dog

CD: Was he a sheep dog or a cattle dog?

FG: Cattle dog

CD: Right

FG: Michael, my brother used to have to tell him to go down and ah…to go down and bring up the calves. He never had to tell him, he’d go down himself and bring up the seven calves

CD: So, he could understand it

FG: …and put them in the stable

CD: Lovely

FG: He would



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