School: Stonetown, Louth (roll number 16431)

Location:
Stonetown Lower, Co. Louth
Teacher:
P. Ó Dubháin

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Local Games

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0668, Page 242

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Rounders, hopscotch, Hide and go seek, blind man's buff, Last pop down, gap, fool in the middle, London bridges, nuts of May, Skittles, skipping, Hell, Heaven and Purgatory, May I, The Landen ball, frog in the well, follow my mother to the market, the leg of mutton.
Rounders are played by played by placing three stones an equal distance from other. Then a line is drawn for a square, and half the people would stand inside the line and the other half would feed them by throwing the ball to each person to strike. The person who struck the ball would have to tip every one of the three stones and if struck by the ball while running that person would be out.
Gap is played by all joining their hands together in a circle. One person would run round outside the circle tip anyone he or she liked. This person who was tipped would have to run round the opposite way and which ever of them would reach the gap first could stand in.
Follow my mother to the market was played this way. Someone would pretent she was

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Collector
Theresa Bellew
Gender
female
Address
Tully, Co. Louth
Informant
Bean Uí Bheilliú
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Age
56
Address
Tully, Co. Louth
Language
English