School: An t-Éadan Mór

Location:
Edenmore, Co. Monaghan
Teacher:
S. Mac Philib

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A Collection of Games - Rattlesnake

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0960, Page 243

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A number of girls play this game. The leader of the game puts one of her hands against the wall. If the rest of the children are coming from the left the leader puts her right hand against the wall. Whereas if the other children are coming from the right the leader puts her left hand against the wall.
In this game we will suppose that she has her right hand against. Therefore the other children are coming from the left. They are all walking along in a row an as they go along they sing "Rat-tle-snake" spells

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Collector
Mary Kelly
Gender
female
Address
Davagh, Co. Monaghan
Language
English