100 years ago they didn’t have TVs, DVD players, CD players, or iPods. What did they do for entertainment one might ask?
Well, years ago people amused themselves by either playing or listening to musical instruments such as the tin whistle, accordion, fiddle and bodhran. People gathered together in houses to play music, sing and tell stories which sounds like fun – I suppose the tradition has partly carried on since many people nowadays still gather in pubs for music sessions.
Children then didn’t have elaborate toys that we now have. Instead many of their toys were home made like spinners, skipping ropes and football. Children when they weren’t working on their farms or in homes, cooking or cleaning, they played in nearby fields, skipped or made up games. We still use the same skipping rhymes such as “Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear” and “ On the Hill side”.
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| P6 & P7 Girls from St Ciarans P.S. in "olden days clothes"|| |
A little while back the P6 and P7 girls had to learn a dance routine like the ones they learned years ago such as Siege of Ennis and Dusty Blue Bells. They all had to dress up in the olden day clothes.
Before the introduction of TVs people used their imagination to entertain themselves. I suppose now with so many electrical devices we don’t have to. Roads were much safer back then since there were not as many vehicles and hazards as there are nowadays.
By Patrick, Catherine and Donal