School: Garrdha (roll number 12721)

Garra, Co. Galway
Liam Ó hAnnracháin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0026, Page 0062

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0026, Page 0062

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  1. Nearly everyone is able to make some kind of play instrument.
    You can make a pop-gun out of a piece of a stick and a piece of a feather from a goose's wing.
    It is called a pop-gun because the shots are made from little pieces of potatoes.
    You can make a bow-and-arrow from two pieces of sally switches and a piece of string.
    It wouldn't kill anything but you could fire at a cock shot with it. It fires about ten yards.
    A catter-pulse is an implement for firing small stones. It is made of two strapes of rubber out of a motor tube, a small piece of leather, and a "gablóg" (a forked piece of timber).
    It can kill a bird if you have a good shot with it.
    The snare is made with snare wire. It is set on a run which the rabbit runs on. When the rabbit comes along he puts his head into it and he gets choked. A trap is set at the mouth of the burrow and when he puts his
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    1. activities
      1. social activities (~7)
        1. entertainments and recreational activities (~5,933)