School: Lochán na mBan (roll number 7816)

Location:
Loughaunnaman, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Tomás Ó Conghaile

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Riddles

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0099, Page 264

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Annie Walsh continued
Riddles
1 Opens like a barn door shuts like a trap many a thing you’ll think of before you’ll think of that = An Umbrella
2 The more you take from it the bigger it gets = A hole in the ground
3 What is it that lives in the stable eats hay and can see equally with both ends = A blind horse.
4 Why does a hen pick the pot = Because she can’t lick it.
5 What part of a cow goes in the door first = Her breath.
6 Why does a duck cross the road = To get to the other side
7 Why does a cow look over the ditch = Because she can’t look under it.
8 Why is a black hen wiser than a white hen = Because a black hen can lay a white egg but a white hen cannot lay a black egg.

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Collector
Annie Walsh
Gender
female
Address
Loughaunnaman, Co. Mayo
Language
English