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The latest story submission got me thinking about children's games and how they change over time. What were the games you played as a child? From playing with conkers to drawing a hopscotch grid on the path, how and where we play has changed so much.


"The Schools Collection" is an incredible recourse. This a digital archive was initiated by the Department of Education and the Irish National Teacher's Organisation. It holds over 750,000 pages of local history and oral tradition, collected by primary school children between 1937 and 1939.


This list from a school in the Faythe lists the popular children's games at that time. Do you recognise any of them?


Images courtesy of the National Folklore Collection





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