School: Béal Dearg (roll number 11582)

Belderg More, Co. Mayo
Pádraig Mac Conghamhna

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of some of these are still to be seen. Her irons and chains are scattered around the district yet. The people looted what they could and coal fires were common in Belderrig that winter.
The local poet (Martin Healy, Geeverauns, Belderrig) commemorated the event with a song and of the coal he said.
"Its burning in the fire now at Patcheen and Brígid Mór"


One person stoops down and another thumps his back at the same time saying
Hurley-burley trumps a daisy
Go ly ship to marked early
I'm a nanny: hunt the buck
How many horns standing up.
The person stooped down get free when he correctly guesses the number of "horns" (fingers) standing up.
Another game played with the feet.
"One lady, two lady, three lady
an[?] ways the vinegar, my good man
I for ink, P for paper, stoopin, stopin stink
At the word "stink" the foot on which it falls has to be withdrawn from the circle.