School: An Churrach (Crogh), Árd Fhionáin (roll number 7911)

Location:
Curragh, Co. Tipperary
Teacher:
Mícheál Ó Dubhshláine

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0572, Page 316

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Pitching Pins was a favourite game long ago. Eachplayer had a collection of pins on a pin cushin. A ring was made on the ground and about 3 yds from that a line and another 3 yds further off another line. Eachplayer in turn stood at the farthest off line and tried to pitch a pin into the ring. Whosoever got his pin into the ring or nearest the line could then take all the other pins. Then he stood at the nearest line and tried to get pins into the ring.

Language
English

Laetheannta Saoire buachalla aimsire.
Lá nodlagh gach aon ráithe
Domhnach Cáiga gach aon seachtmhain
Domhnac gach aon dara lá
Agus lá saoire a beith eatorra.

Ba shin é mo mhí-ádh
Sean-lá Bhealtaine de ghearradh mo chórda
Is do dógadh mo thop
(garsún go raibh top aige a dubhairt é seo do gearra an mághisur an córda
agus do dhóigh sé an top)