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Remembering 1916 – Play from the Past in the Present

To commemorate and remember 1916, Súgradh have collated a significant selection of children’s songs, rhymes, riddles, stories, homemade toys and games such as Tig, Tug of War, Corners, Marbles and Card games from the period which we hope are helpful to all local authorities and youth organisations in your planning and preparation of both Play Day on Sunday 3rd July 2016 and National Recreation Week 3rd-9th July, 2016.

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Súgradh is the Irish word for play – a voluntary charity promoting the child’s right to play

”… Please check our website for information on setting up a playground or play scheme or just for more
information on play …”

” … Play shapes the brain, opens the imagination and invigorates the soul …”

Stuart L. Brown

The aim of Súgradh is to promote and protect children’s play as a fundamental human right of all children in Ireland in line with Article 31 of the UN Declaration on the Rights of the Child.