School: Gráinseach, Cill Mocheallóg (roll number 9970)

Grange, Co. Limerick
Tomás Ó Loínsigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0516, Page 414

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which consists of clapping hands as each person walks in.

Then the play "Shuffle the Brogue" which is somewhat like "Hung the Slipper" with all persons sitting on the floor or on the seat.
Generally a plate of snuff, a plate of tobacco and a plate of salt are placed on the breast of the dead person.
For an explanation of the names of some of the "games" already mentioned see page 445=

Penal Days
A Hedge Schools

The hedge schools were generally held in isolated houses or barns or in some temporary sod house, or out of doors in "some out of the way" place where the risk of discovery or interruption was small.
When held out of doors the meeting place used to be changed from day to day

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