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Clipping of the 'Multeen' - Game

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0206, Page 503

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Clipping of the "Multeen" (Game)
Twelve or thirteen youths used to sit in a ring in the middle of the floor. They used to hold a grip on each others' arms so that no one could escape from the company.
Two fellows used to start with sticks (crossed to represent shears) to clip, by the way, the 'wool' off the first boy's head. Then they used to spill a solution of salt and water on the boy's head. (Sometimes, they used to put soot thro' the water).
The same operation was performed on the head of each youth in the ring, however unwilling he might be.

Gearoid O'Ceieachair (Oide)
Francis Earley, 75 yrs, Eden, Dowra.
4th Feb 1938.

Collector
Gearóid Ó Céileachair
Gender
male
Occupation
múinteoir
Informant
Francis Earley
Gender
male
Age
75
Address
Eden, Co. Leitrim
Language
English