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The Games I Play

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Page 362
There are two kinds of games which I play, outdoors and indoor. My favourite outdoor game is football. It gives me good excercise and is very exciting. In the long summer evening I play cat-and dog, this can be played by an even number of people going partners. Skittles is another favourite game played in Summer.

In the winter I amuse myself by making birdcages and catching blackbirds and thrushes. In the winter nights I play draughts, ludo, muggins, and air gun shooting, both darts and pellets can be fired from an air gun.
At school we play tigging pole, hare and hound, hide and seek, and frog leaping

School: Porturlan
Location: Porturlan, Co. Cavan
Teacher: Mrs Mc Tiernan
Collector: Cecil Finlay
Age: 13
Address: Sruhagh, Co. Cavan
Informant Mr Finlay
Age: 55
Address: Sruhagh, Co. Cavan



Thanks to Bernadette McGovern who transcribed this and a great many other pages of the The Schools' Collection, from the National Folklore Collection Archives.

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