School: Baile Uí Dhuibh, Kilmeaden (roll number 13636)

Ballyduff West, Co. Waterford
Caitlín Madders

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Games we Play

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0650, Page 311

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In winter time many games both indoor, and outdoor are played.
The most popular outdoor games in this district are, "Old Mother, Tig, Hunting, Skipping, Beds, Hide-and-go-Seek, and Highgates.
Hide and go Seek is very popular among the country children.
First lots are cast to find out who is to lie, and the rhyme which is usually said is -
"Each, Peach, Pear, Plum
Out goes my very best chum".
This is put around on the children and each word is said on each player.
The child on which the last word falls will have to lie.
Then she goes off, and turns her face to a wall, or ditch so that she cannot see the other players. The other players then go ahide, and after a short time the child who is "lying" goes to look for the others.
The others players remain in their

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