School: Monaleen, (C.) Luimneach (roll number 7916)

Monaleen, Co. Limerick
Mrs. M. Ó Farrell

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0524, Page 120

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Long ago boys played with marbles which they made themselves by mixing mud and water, shaping the mixture into the marbles and letting them harden.
Girls played with "gob" stones which were small smooth stones.
Nowadays girls often make dolls of rags or thread and play with them.
They make "daisy chains". Also "toss balls" made of cowslips.
Boys also made "teetotum" of timber.


"Travelling" still call to the houses. Some of these have been doing so for many years. Sometimes in times gone by when they were younger, they worked for the farmers in many ways. The women sometimes did a day's washing, or weeded the gardens, or helped building the sheaves of corn. The men also helped and got fed and paid.
One traveller named Nelly Boody often came from the west of Limerick

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