School: Bennekerry, Carlow

Location:
Bennekerry, Co. Carlow
Teacher:
Liam Ó hAodha

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Games I Play

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0907, Page 396

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There are many games I play, namely Football, Hurling, Cards, Ludo, and Draughts. A very favourite pastime for boys is the gathering of nuts. They are brought home and that night a group of boys and girls gather together. A boy's name is put on one nut, and a girl's name on another. The two nuts are put beside the fire, in a very hot place. If the two nuts jump together the boy and the girl will be married, but if the nuts separate the boy and girl will never marry each other.

Collector
Patrick Mc Guill
Gender
male
Address
Palatine, Co. Carlow
Language
English