Straw hen's nest.

This straw nest is typical of a style seen in many rural houses up to the 20th century. It is 45cm (18 inches) high and would have housed a single laying hen. It was a safe night-time home for the valuable hen and a convenient place for the housewife to collect eggs. With m

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Off the Donegal coast.

Islanders row out in currachs to meet a ship bringing supplies to the island.

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