School: Slieverue (roll number 12476)

Location:
Slieveroe, Co. Kilkenny
Teacher:
John Carey

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Soldiers

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0844, Page 200

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Two rows of girls would stand in two rows opposite each other one side would represent the Roman soldiers and the others the Irish soldiers. The Roman would start by singing "Will you have a slice of cake he hai ho, will you have a alice of cake for we are Roman soldiers", and while they walk in towards the Irish. The Irish soldiers would answer, "We don't want your dirty cake he hai ho, we don't want your dirty cake for we are Irish soldiers. The Romans would sing, "Will you have a glass of wine he hai ho,will ye have a glass of wine for we are Roman soldiers." The Irish would answer

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Collector
Birghis Adhrais
Gender
female
Address
Nicholastown, Co. Kilkenny
Informant
Peggy Robinson
Gender
female
Address
Slieveroe, Co. Kilkenny
Language
English