[Tossing the Sheaf, Galbally, Co. Limerick.] - UCD Digital Library

Tossing the Sheaf, Galbally, Co. Limerick.

In collection Folklore Photograph Collection

Origin information
An Gallbhaile, Co. Luimnigh (Éire) / Galbally, Co. Limerick (Ireland) : Coimisiún Béaloideasa Éireann (CBÉ) / Irish Folklore Commission - Copyright
Date created:
Type of resource
still image
Physical description
1 photograph (image/tiff) — Digital origin: reformatted digital — Reformating quality: preservation
Note
132 I gCuimhne na nDaoine. Negative is soft.
Note
This pastime was known in the south and south-east of the country, and possibly in other parts also. It could be played by individuals or by teams, and involved throwing a sheaf with a pitchfork over a fixed height, such as the goal-post in this picture. Whoever achieved the highest throw was judged to have won the game.
Languages
English  
Genre
Photograph
Subject
Gallbhaile (Limerick, Ireland)
Pastimes, Games
Games--Ireland
Location
UCD School of Irish, Celtic Studies, Irish Folklore and Linguistics. National Folklore Collection UCD. Folklore Photograph Collection. N150.21.00001
Note
132 I gCuimhne na nDaoine. Negative is soft.
Note
This pastime was known in the south and south-east of the country, and possibly in other parts also. It could be played by individuals or by teams, and involved throwing a sheaf with a pitchfork over a fixed height, such as the goal-post in this picture. Whoever achieved the highest throw was judged to have won the game.

Record source
Prepared by IVRLA project staff, UCD Library, University College Dublin — Record identifier: uri:info:fedora/ivrla:10361

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Copyright of the original resource: © University College Dublin, National University of Ireland, Dublin. Copyright and reproduction rights for all items in this collection are held by University College Dublin and administered by the National Folklore Collection, University College Dublin, Newman Building, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.