School: Tuar an Fhíona, Cluain Meala

Location:
Tooraneena, Co. Waterford
Teacher:
Gearóid Ó Coindealbháin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0647, Page 205

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I went up boreen
I went down a boreen
I took the boreen on my back.
A ladder.

What is the smallest bridge in the world?
The bridge of your nose.
Where was Moses when the light went out?
In the dark.
What State in America is high in the middle and round at each end?
Ohio.
What is it, the more you take out of it the bigger it gets?
A grave.
What tree grows nearest to the sea?
The beech.
The man that made it never wore it
The man that wore it never saw it.
A coffin.
A piece of fat meat went under a gate
Without any bone in it.
A snail.

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Collector
Pádraig Teidhirs
Gender
male
Address
Ballynamult, Co. Waterford
Informant
Buachaillí na Scoile
Relation
not a relative
Language
English