School: Swords (B.) (roll number 755)

Swords, Co. Dublin
A. Hamill
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0789, Page 117

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  1. There are many games that I like to play. These Games are played at certain times of the year. It is in winter that out is played. Stag-out is played by a number of boys. They stand in a line, then one boy is picked. The others run away. The boy then runs after them and tips one of them, the boy has to catch his hand and they both try to catch the rest. When everyone is tipped except the last boy the game breaks up and the boy who is not tipped has it. There is another game that I like to play called cockaroo. All the boys stand along a line, and a boy is picked. He goes out in front of the other boys and calls whatever boy he wants. If the boy gets by him he will call cockaroo to the other boys, they all run down and he tries to catch some of them. They boys that he catches have to help him to catch the other boys. If he is able
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    1. activities
      1. social activities (~7)
        1. entertainments and recreational activities (~5,933)
    Joseph Hamill
    Swords, Co. Dublin
    Joseph Hamill
    Swords, Co. Dublin