School: Drong (roll number 15699)

Location:
Drung, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Seán P. Mac Gabhann

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Old Time Games

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1117, Page 254

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Bealoideas
Old Time Games
About half a century ago in this locality there used to be a good many sports and pastimes. About two hundred yards from the main road, abut five miles from Moville and twelve miles from Derry in a field belonging to Peter Glackin there use to be a good many games played on Sunday evenings.
There used to be a very common game played called "cammon" in a flat place convenient to a waterfall in the Drung river called the "ness".
This game, which was carried on with great enthusiasm, became of great interest to the young men of the district. Each team consisted of either ten or twelve players. The game was played not unlike hockey, and was

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Collector
Michael Mc Ghee
Gender
male
Address
Quigley's Point, Co. Donegal
Informant
Ellen Doherty
Gender
female
Age
90
Address
Drung, Co. Donegal
Language
English