School: An Scairbh (B.)

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

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Folklore - Autumn Games

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0591, Page 134

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The following are the games we play in Autumn
Games How to play them.
Swings. First of all we get a long strong rope. Then we throw one end of it over the rafters of a house, and we tie it to the other end. One of us sits in the loop and someone else pushes him. After a while someone else gets up on the swing and so on.
Picky bed. First of all I draw a diagram like the one on the next page. Then I throw a small stone into "A". I hop in after it and I hit it out again with my foot.

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Collector
Tomás De Bláca
Gender
male
Address
Cappaghabaun Mountain, Co. Clare
Language
mixed