School: Coill na Leac

Kilnaleck, Co. Cavan
P. Mac Geibheannaigh

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Coill na Leac | The Schools’ Collection

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0976, Page 034

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sewed it and filled it with straw. I then get a piece of a stick and made it round in the shape of a head. I put a hole in the neck and pinned it to the body. I got some old hair and stuck it to the head. I got ink and made eyes and nose and mouth. I got four pieces of sticks two for arms and two for legs. I made a dress for her, and put it on her. Another toy I made is a chair. I got a piece of hard paper about two inches broad which was to be the seat. I made four holes, and put four pieces of sticks, which were legs. I then made six holes and put six pieces of sticks which made the back.

The games played by the children at this school are.
Dog in my pocket.
Blind Man's Buff.
Dummie's Meeting.
Frog Game.
Ghost in the Well.
Round the green Gravel.

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