School: Coillte Bó (roll number 15984)

Location:
Kiltybo, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Michael S. Ó Ceallaigh

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Riddles

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0107, Page 480

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What eats many a meal but only makes one. (A fowl)
Look at me and I am every body and scrap my back and I am nobody. (A mirror)
What runs from Dublin to Belfast and never moves. (A railway line)
It is under the fire and over the fire but it does not touch the fire at all. (A cake in a over)
Why does a cow look over the wall. (Because she cannot look under it)
What wears out many a boot but yet has no feet. (A road)
If a man falls from a building what does he fall against. (His will)
As round as an apple
As deep as a cup
And all the men in London

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Collector
Agnes Finn
Gender
female
Address
Cuiltybo, Co. Mayo
Informant
Mrs Finn
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Address
Cuiltybo, Co. Mayo
Language
English