All In! All In!

A Selection of Dublin Children's Traditional Street-Games with Rhymes and Music (Reprint Edition)

By Eilís Brady

Children's traditional street-games play an important part in the folklife of a country. This reprint will help parents and educators realize how happy children are, when given an opportunity to use their imagination and to create their own amusements, even in a restricted locale. It shows how, in Dublin, Ireland, traditional street-games and rhymes still flourish, and how children adapt traditions to a modern environment. This book - from the Folklore of Ireland Council - is distributed by Four Courts Press. "One of the book's strengths is its openness to the many forms that childlore takes....Her (Brady's) descriptions of children's play are both highly specific and pleasantly readable....We are fortunate to have such a well-organized, detailed, and delightful study of twentieth-century Dublin childlore." Journal of Folklore Research (online review posted January 23, 2012)


211 pages

Publication Date: 1/1/1984
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9780901120854