School: Inch Island

Location:
Carrickanee, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Pádraig S. Mac Fhinn

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1110, Page 100

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Pupil Hugh Mac Ginley
Told by Patrick Green age 81
Castlequarter, Inch Island
Riddles
Q: Genny Co-rottle she sits in her bottle with her red pettiecoat and her white nose.
What is that?
Ans: A candle
Q: I had a wee poppet. it sat in my pocket. It never ate corn not hay. Up came a swaddle and stole my best poppet away. What is that?
Ans: A watch.
q: The wind blew west and west sailed we. Our sheet been full how could that be.
What is that .

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Collector
Hugh Mac Ginley
Gender
male
Informant
Susan Mc Ginley
Gender
female
Address
Castlequarter, Co. Donegal
Language
English