School: An Lios Rua, Cill Mháille (roll number 9339)

Location:
Lisroe, Co. Clare
Teacher:
Eibhlín Ní Chonalláin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0608, Page 203

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Written by Sean Kelly as described by Jack Lynch ,
Buailineaska.

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During recreation time at school and when the long Summer evenings come...

During recreation time at school and when the long Summer evenings come we children while away many a happy hour playing different games.

As soon as the first warm day comes the girls begin their favourite game of Jackstones or Méaróga. This is played with five rounded pebbles; or a very lucky girl may have a set of marbles. The game is much more exciting and requires far more skill when these latter are being used. Any number of persons may play this game when they play single. handed but partners also may play it.
The first performance is to Pink for your place in the game. This is done by taking the five pebbles in the palm of the hand and catching them on the back and returning them again to palm. Whoever succeeds in catching the greatest number begins the game and so the person who is next plays second and on with the others.
Then the game begins with Couples: that is the five pebbles are cast on the

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Collector
Bridget Murphy
Gender
female
Informant
Pat Lynch
Gender
male
Age
77
Address
Kilcolumb, Co. Clare