Watch your language :
an bata scóir, the insidious silencer.
|Main Creator:||Raidió Teilifís Éireann|
|Published / Created:||
Dublin : R.T.E., 198-?
The bata scóir or tally stick was usually a piece of wood which Irish-speaking children were forced to wear around their necks. Anybody who heard the child speaking Irish was expected to mark the stick with a notch. At the end of the day the marks were counted and the child was punished for each offence.
Physical description: 30 pages ; 29 cm.
14B 493: From the Joyce Collection of J. Howard Woolmer
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|Ir 49162 p 53||Main Reading Room||Irish|
|14B 493||Main Reading Room||Books|