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 257

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Question. When is a cradle in a passion
Answer. When it is put out
Q. What is the difference between an oak-tree and a tight boot
A. One makes acorns, the other makes corns ache
Q. Which is the lightest place in Ireland
A. Cork
Q. What is the worst kind of fare soldiers can live on
A. War-fare
Q. Why did Adam bite the apple
A. Because he had no knife
Q. Which is heaviest a pound of lead or a pound of feathers
A. Both the same
Q. What is that (you) which inverses the more you take from it
A. A hole.

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