School: An t-Éadan Mór

Edenmore, Co. Monaghan
S. Mac Philib

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0960, Page 260

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butt. A number of persons come up to butt and inaitate some work, trade or pastime. When the judge says what they are doing he runs at them and whoever he catches is made judge. When the persons get five yards away from butt they are home and the judge cannot catch them.

Some people stand in the form of a circle and catch each other's hands. Some person is left in the middle. The persons on the outside run round shouting "Frog in the well and can't get out." The person in the centre tries to get out and when he gets out someone else goes in.

Some people stand apart from each other in the form of a circle and someone stands behind each of them. Some one runs round and someone else follows them. The person who is running stands in front of someone in the circle and the one behind him runs instead. When a person is touched he becomes tigger. When a person stands in front of someone else the one who is one the outside runs till he is tug.