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The Remarkable Rocket

Irish Children Learning through film

The Nightingale and the Rose

The Young King

The Countess Kathleen O'Shea

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The Bees who would not be left Behind

The Selfish Giant

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The King has....?

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Sean & the Selkie

Old Whiskers Wins a Wife

A Midnight Dance

Ugly Feet

The Changling

Singing with the Good People

How the Harp Came to Be

The Adventures of Brendan

Tir Na N-og

A Plate at Howth

Never Forget Ireland

Leary's New House

Little Red Bird

Midnight Visitors

The Day After

Boand's River

Fooling St. Patrick

The Story of Bottle Hill

The Salmon of Knowledge

Making Saint Brigid's Crosses

The Soul Traps

An Interview with Nessie

Saint Patrick's Day puzzle & crafts for kids

Saint Patrick from Slave to Saint

The White Trout

The Bewitched Kerry Cow

 

Sat, Nov 8, 2014

The Donkey in Ireland

The donkey was once a very important part of family life in Ireland. Eggs and butter were brought to market every week by a donkey harnessed to a small cart, usually driven by the farmer's wife. Donkeys were also used to move seaweed from the beaches to use in gardens and fields to help vegetables grow; and the donkey also carried peat from the bog back to the house where it was used as fuel for the fire. You can still find working donkeys, mostly in the West of Ireland, but not like in the old days. It's said that donkeys make the perfect companion because they are smart, patient and their gentle nature makes them very easy for both grownups and children to handle.
Image: Laura Jean Zito


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