Wild Animals in the District

Castlehacket, Co. Galway

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Some wild animals include the fox, hare, badger, weasel, fox and ferret. Many men follow the fox to try to kill it as it eats the hens, ducks, geese and lambs. If a person wishes to sell a fox it is worth between 5 and 8 shillings. There is said to be a cure in a fox tongue

Collector: Nellie Hogan

Informant: John Hogan, Biggera More, Co. Galway

Place: Castlehacket, Co. Galway

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

This page was added on 26/04/2017.

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