School: Claremorris (B.) (roll number 9863)

Claremorris, Co. Mayo
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0098, Page 119

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  1. Riddles.
    It opens like a barn door and shuts like a trap and many a thing you will think of before you think of that.
    Ans. An Umbrella.
    It is opened when it is shut and it is shut when it is opened.
    Ans. Railway Gates.
    Headed like a themble, tailed like a rat?
    Ans. A pipe.
    Take away my first letter, then my second letter and my third and then all. Who am I?
    Ans. A Postman.
    What is the best way to keep beef fresh.
    Ans. Not to kill the beef.
    As high as a wall, as red as blood as white as milk and as sweet as honey.
    Ans. Apple.
    Why is Cork a small city?
    Ans. Because you could put it in a bottle.
    How would you know a scotch ship?
    Ans. Because there are never any seagulls around it.
    If two men start a journey one from Sligo and one to Sligo. If they leave at twelve o'clock, one going at 30 m.p.h. and the other at 35 m.p.h. If it is 52 miles to Sligo which of them will be the nearest to Sligo when they meet.
    Ans. The same distance from Sligo.
    M. Keane. B.N.S. Claremorris.
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    M. Keane