School: Banagher (B.)

Banagher, Co. Offaly
Séamus Ó Maoilchéire
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0816, Page 454

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  1. Games
    Amongst the games played by the children of this locality are Tig, Hide and Go Seek, Milk Cans, See the robbers coming through, Ring-a-Rosie, Bullagoo, Pot hooks and hangers, Blond man's buff, Prisoners.
    Tig is played in the following way:
    All the players stand in a row, one stands in front and counts along each of the others saying at the same time Abana - babanda, babe-ana -?.
    Wholesome - polesome, sacaret'll. Pretty rose, single toes, Out goes she (or he as the case may be). In this way all the children are counted but except one. This one has to try to catch any of the others. When he succeeds the one who is caught has to be the pursuer. If there are only 4 or 5 players the rhyme used to find the pursuer is P.I.G. pig
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    1. activities
      1. social activities (~7)
        1. entertainments and recreational activities (~5,933)
    James J. Mulhare
    Cloghan, Co. Offaly