School: An Scairbh (B.)

Location:
Scarriff, Co. Clare
Teacher:
Seosamh Mac Siúrdáin

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Folklore - Spring Games

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0591, Page 129

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The following are the games we play in Spring.
Games How to play them.
Skipping. When we are skipping we say the alphabet and the letter we stop at is the first initial of the girl we will marry. Then we say the alphabet again to find out her second name.
After that we say will she marry me,
"Yes, No,
Yes, No,"
in order to find out whether she will marry me, or not,
Then, sometimes we say ,
"A tinker,

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Collector
Seán Ó Briain
Gender
male
Address
Scarriff, Co. Clare
Informant
(name not given)
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Age
48
Language
mixed