School: Tuar an Fhíona, Cluain Meala

Location:
Tooraneena, Co. Waterford
Teacher:
Gearóid Ó Coindealbháin

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The most important outdoors is Four Corner Fool. This is how we play it. If there are five to play it one of them steps out and repeats this rhyme :
Three little gipsys lived in a tent
They could not afford to pay their rent
The rent man came and turned them out
Gipsy, gipsy, you are out.
The person on whom the word 'out' falls on has to be the fool. The four more get on the stones and they begin to change places. If the fool is watching then he will surely get in someplace and then somebody else is the fool. That is the way to play it.