Can you guess what child’s toy this is?

//Can you guess what child’s toy this is?
Can you guess what child’s toy this is?2020-05-18T16:17:02+01:00

This a child’s rattle that was often made from rushes, straw or hay. Usually, hazelnuts or some other nuts would be placed inside before weaving closed so it could make a noise when shook. Straw, rushes or hay was used to make many items in the past including cone-shaped hats and strawboy costumes, St Brigid’s crosses, chairs, hens’ nests, beehives, fishing nets, gloves baskets, head baskets, spancels (animal restraints) and ropes to name a few.


Galway City Museum is open Tuesday to Saturday on four daily timeslots; 10am, 11:30am, 2:00pm and 3:30pm.  Admission remains FREE but visitors will now require a ticket for their visit. Tickets can be booked online by visiting and will need to be presented either in printed format or on mobile phones at the main entrance to the museum.  In light of Covid-19 the number of visitors will be strictly controlled and those attending will have to adhere to correct social distancing and health and safety protocols so that everyone can enjoy the exhibitions in a safe and comfortable environment.

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