School: Teampall Mhuire

Location:
Carbad Beg, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Eithne, Bean Uí Mhaonghaille

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Riddles

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0144, Page 008

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Riddles
(1) What goes away between two woods and comes home between two waters?
A man fetching water in pails
(2) I have a horse with an iron throat as fast as he gallops he swallows the rope
A spinning wheel
(3) I was going up the road and down the road and carried the road on my back
A ladder
(4) What goes up the ladder with it's head down?
A nail in your boot
(5)One fine day in the middle of the night two dead men got up to fight, two blind men were looking on, two cripples ran for the priest and two dummies shouted "Starry On" = A Lie

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Collector
Margaret Lynn
Gender
female
Address
Cartoon, Co. Mayo
Informant
Pat Jordan
Relation
not a relative
Gender
male
Address
Cartoon, Co. Mayo
Language
English