Games Played at Wakes – “Ploughing and Sowing”

Kilkerrin, Co. Galway

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This game was played in the following way:- Three boys, carrying sticks walked up and down the kitchen as if they were ploughing. when they had this done they got turf-mould which represented seed, and shook it on the floor while singing the following rhyme – “to plough and sow, to reap and mow, to be a farmer’s boy”

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Place: Kilkerrin, Co. Galway

Footnote: Duchas, http://www.duchas.ie

This page was added on 13/05/2017.

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