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

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

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mar do thógadar an mála agus an tór go léir a bhí aige.

Cluiche. Cé hé sin in áirde.
Four or five boys close hands and hold thumbs upright. The boy whose hand is lowest down starts off
"Cé hé sin in áirde
Ceann an stúca
Leag ar lár é go n-itfheadh sé práta
Beidh beirthe gearrtha
Aniós an gárrda Thóg"
At the word Tóg the boy whose hand is on the ground pulls it out and hits the top boy's thumb a good blow.
Then they start again. Some times thumbs are broken with the blows.

Informant
Mrs Alice Walsh
Gender
female
Address
Lodge, Co. Tipperary
Language
mixed