School: Coill na Leac

Kilnaleck, Co. Cavan
P. Mac Geibheannaigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0976, Page 035

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Dan, Dan Thread the Needle.
Dickery Davey.
Hound and Hare.
Hide and Seek.
Ring a Ring A Roses.
Four Corners.
Easter Sails.
See Saw.
Hawk and Chickens.
Three Jolly Wise Men.

First of all the children stand round in a circle. Then there is one person selected to give out the tig. This child says a rhyme as follows, "Eattle, attle, porter bottle out jumps cork." While saying each word the person who is giving out the tig, points to each person and whichever person the last word of the rhyme goes to must step out of the circle. This rhyme is repeated until every person has gone out of the circle. The person who is last in the circle, has the tig. This person must run after the rest, until she hits one of them. The person who has been hit has the tig then. This is played until every child has received the tig. Then it is given out again and played as in the beginning.