School: Baile na Sagart, Lios Mór

Location:
Feagarrid, Co. Waterford
Teacher:
G. Armstong

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Riddles

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0636, Page 104

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Riddles. 22-2-38
Q. As black as ink, as white as milk, and hops on the road like hailstone?
A. A Magpie.
Q. How many feet have forty sheep, a shepherd and his dog?
A. Two.
Q. Black and white went over fence, white stayed over and black came hither?
A. A black hen went over the fence, she played an egg and left it over after her, and herself came hither.
Q. What city fits in a bottle?
A. The city of Cork.
Q. What is full and holds more?
A. A pot full of potatoes when you pour the water in.
Q. If a person was sent to town, and was told to get three messages with one penny, how would he get them?
A. He would get the change of a penny at one shop, he would get a halfpenny worth at another shop, and he would buy another halfpenny worth at another shop, then he would have three messages.
Q. What goes up a ladder with its head down?

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Informant
Mr David Ryan
Relation
unknown
Gender
male
Address
Ballysaggart More, Co. Waterford
Language
English