School: Kilcullen (B.)

Location:
Kilcullen, Co. Kildare
Teacher:
Pádraig Ó Broin

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Old Games

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0776D, Page 19_013

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The games the people played long ago were differant to the games played now. Some of the games were, skittles, "Cock shoting," slingers and "Stilt racing."
When they wanted to play "Cock shoting" they would get an old bottle and place it upright on a wall. Then everyone gets two stones and stands about five yards from the bottle. Whoever hits the bottle wins.
Slingers is much the same only the stones are fired with a slinger which is much harder.
"Stilt racing" is another good games Every player gets a

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Collector
Maithiú Ó Ceallaigh
Gender
male
Address
Kilcullen, Co. Kildare
Informant
Mr P. Ffrench
Gender
male
Age
50
Address
Knockbounce, Co. Kildare
Language
English