School: Aodh Rua, Dún na nGall (roll number 13382)

Location:
Donegal, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Séamus Mag Shamhráin

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A Funny Story

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1034, Page 168

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Once upon a time Paddy the Irishman, Paddy the Englishman and Paddy the Scotchman stole a horse, a cow and a cart. The Englishman the horse, the Scotchman the cow and the (Engl) Irishman the cart. On their way home they met a policeman, who asked the Englishman where he got the horse, the Englishman where he got the horse, the Englishman answered” reared it from it was a foal”, he then asked the Scotchman where he got the cow and the Scotchman said “I reared it from it was a calf”. He asked the Irishman where he got the cart, and the Irishman said “he reared it from it was a wheel-barrow.”

Collector
Danny Meehan
Gender
male
Address
Donegal, Co. Donegal
Language
English