School: Baile an Chaisil B.

Location:
Ballycastle, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Mícheál de Búrca

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Tomhaiseanna

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0139, Page 541

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I'm a strange contradiction I'm new and I'm old.
I'm often in letters and oft decked with gold.
Though I never could read yet lettered I'm found.
Though blind I enlighten though loose I am bound
I'm English, I'm Irish, I'm French and I'm Dutch.
Some love me too fondly,
Some slight me too much:
Answer: A book

Why is a racehorse like candy?
Answer: The more you lick him the quicker he goes.
A man without eyes say plums on a tree
He neither took plums nor left plums and how could that be:-
Answer: A man with one eye saw two plums on a tree he took one plum and left one.
What is that you would not like to have and would not like to lose it:-
Answer: A bald head.

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Collector
John Lenihan
Gender
male
Address
Ballycastle, Co. Mayo
Informant
Robert
Gender
male
Age
62
Address
Ballinglen, Co. Mayo
Language
English