School: Gortnessy (roll number 7235)

Location:
Gortinessy, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
M. Nic Sheáin

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Riddle: What goes round the house and round the house and peeps in at every hole?
Answer: The Sun.
R: As round as an apple as deep as a cup all the men in Ireland could not pull it up.
Answer: A well.
R: Blackety whitey went up the hill. Blackety came down and whitey stayed still.
A: A black hen which had laid an egg.
R: A little round and white house and it is full of meat it has no doors or windows to let me in to eat.
A: An egg.
R: What goes away above the ground and returns under it?
A: A man with sods on his head.
R: What walks with its head down?
A: A nail in a horse’s shoe.

Collector
Ernest Crawford
Gender
male
Address
Cullion, Co. Donegal
Informant
Mr Hilliard
Gender
male
Age
39
Address
Drumawark, Co. Donegal
Language
English