School: Koilmore (roll number 14115)

Cuilmore, Co. Mayo
Séamus Ó Murchadha
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0099, Page 142

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  1. Jackstones
    Jackstones are played with five round pebbles. The five pebbles are thrown up in the air, the person tries to catch them on the back of his hand as they are coming down. If he succeeds in catching any of the stones he cannot be put out of the game.
    If he catches any of them, he throws them one up again, while that is up he picks up the rest of stones, and catches the other one coming down. But if in trying to pick up the stones which he let fall he missed the he threw up coming down, he would lose the game.
    Another person then takes his place and continues to complete the game.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. activities
      1. social activities (~7)
        1. entertainments and recreational activities (~5,933)
    Bridie Fleming
    Garryredmond, Co. Mayo