School: Koilmore (roll number 14115)

Cuilmore, Co. Mayo
Séamus Ó Murchadha
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0099, Page 136

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  1. Loorabog Laarabog was a game that the old people used to play to pass the time. When the people would be sitting round the fire at night all would stretch out their feet, and one person would go along with a rod, and five a little tip to each foot, and the last foot that the would tip as he would be saying the last words of the rime the person would pull in his foot, and the last foot would be pulled in every time as the last words would be said.
    So when all the feet would be in but one that foot would get a blow of the stick. Hear is the rhym that the person with the stick would say while passing along giving a tip to each foot with the stick.
    lúrabog larabog úam Ó Néill
    Seághan O Plubán
    Plubáb seichne seichne (lán) mille
    lán plubhán cuir i g-clais é.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
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    Mr Patrick Waldron
    Cartronnacross, Co. Mayo