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

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

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Riddles

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1034, Page 253

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Which dress lasts a lady the longest?
Her house dress because (it lasts) she never wears it out.
What is that which everyone can divide, but no one can see where it has been divided?
Water.
When is a prisoner like a gun?
When he is discharged.
Which of the feathered tribe would be supposed to lift the heaviest weight?
The crane.
Why is it always dangerous to take a nap in the train?
Because the train always runs over sleepers.
How many sides are there to a tree?
Two, the inside and the outside.
Why was Noah in the ark like a disappointed rat-catcher?
Because (h) it was forty days he (was)

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Collector
Shaun Mac Intyre
Gender
male
Address
Donegal, Co. Donegal
Language
English