School: Inch Island

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

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1110, Page 156

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Q. As I looked over the garden wall I heard a man that give a call. His head was flesh and his mouth was horn. Such a man was never born.
A:= A rooster.

Q. What has teeth and cannot eat.
A:- A comb.
Q. Iron nippers and iron toes she is the lady can scar the crows.
A:- A gun.
Q:- What is half a herring worth?
A:- Worth eating the other half.
Q: What works all day and dies

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Collector
Charles Mc Dermott
Gender
male
Address
Baylet, Co. Donegal
Informant
Minnie Mc Dermott
Gender
female
Address
Baylet, Co. Donegal
Language
English