School: Coolfancy, Tinahely

Coolafancy, Co. Wicklow
Dll. Ó Conaill
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0922, Page 032

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0922, Page 032

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  1. Games
    such as "Ital, atal, black bottle O. U. T" pointing to a child at each word. The girl on whom "out" falls stands out and the first girl deals in the same way with the others, until only two remain. These two chase the other saying as they catch them - "One Two Three". the children who are 'caught' remain idle until all are 'caught'. These two girls are minding the 'den' which is a tree or a pillar or a big stone.
    The girls sometimes gather ina pack and make a dash at those who are keeping the 'den'. They try to reach the den without being seen. When seen they run. If they succeed in striking the 'den' they cry "one two three" - then they cannot be caught.
    Hide and Den
    This is played the same way as 'Den' except that those who are 'out' hide and the keepers of the
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    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. activities
      1. social activities (~7)
        1. entertainments and recreational activities (~5,933)
    Teresa Rawson
    Coolafancy, Co. Wicklow