School: Baile an Chaisil B.

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

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0139, Page 543

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A little thing, a bonnie thing, a tub without a bottom in.
A ring.

Why is Cork a small city?
Because it fits into the neck of a bottle.
What is the difference between a boatwright and a cooper?
A boatwright works to keep out the water and a cooper works to keep it in.
In the heart of a loaf and the head of a spring will show you woman who beheaded his king. Who was he?
Cromwell.
Which is a pound note or a pound in silver the more valuable?
A pound note is because it is put into a purse it doubles and when taken out it increases.
What is it that God cannot see, the king seldom sees and we see every minute?
God never sees his own equal, the king seldom sees his own equals either and we see our own equals every minute.

Collector
Breandan Mc Andrew
Gender
male
Address
Ballycastle, Co. Mayo
Informant
Peter Mc Donnell
Gender
male
Age
63
Address
Ballycastle, Co. Mayo
Language
English