School: Cill Chuana (roll number 12782)

Kilcoona, Co. Galway
Liam Ó Conáin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0022, Page 0074

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children would come again and
say. "There is a fairy in the garden."
Then the grandmother would go with
them and she would say to the
fairy. "What are you doing there?"
The fairy would say, "Picking up needles."
The grandmother would say, "What do you want the needles for? The fairy
would say, "To sew my bag." The
grandmother would say. "What do you
want the bag for?" "To pick up sand."
"What do you want the sand for?"
"The sharpen the knife," "What do you want the knife for?", "To kill you all says the fairy and she follow all the children.

There was an old game called pig which the boys played long ago. They would go in a ring round the house to close together and they would try not to let in the other boy. He would be going round the house trying to go in through them. There would be two or three other boys beating him with súgáns. This was a very rough game and they played it at

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