School: Cluain Laighean (B.)

Cloonlyon, Co. Mayo
Pádhraic Ó Riada
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0116, Page 234

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  1. As I went out a muddy gap I met a man with a red cap a stone in his stomach and a stick for his legs. A haw. Whats like half the moon? The other half. What full and holds more? A pot full of potatoes when you pour more water in. What is that always walks e half dead and the other half living and a tail wagging A dog with his head in a pot. What goes away over the ground and returns under the ground? a man carrying sods on his head. Round the wood and round the wood and never gets into the wood. The bark of a tree. There is a small house and in that house there is a chair and in that chair there is a
    a cup and out of that everybody has to drink. Death a head like a thimble a tail like a rat. Patches upon patches without any stitches. A head of cabbage. If I had twenty apples to eat what time would it be? It would be twenty to eight. If three three make nine what will tin make? it will make saucepans.
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    John Mac Donnell
    Carn, Co. Mayo