School: Eaglais

Location:
Burren, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
S. Ó Mongaigh

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A Riddle

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0089, Page 006

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In come two legs, sat on three legs, took a leg up in his lap. In come four legs snapped at one leg. Up go two legs fired three legs after four legs trying to get one leg back.
(Ans) A man came in sat on a three-leged stool, took a one legged hen up in his lap. In came a dog snapped at the hen's leg. The two-legged man fired the three legged stool at the dog trying to get the hen's leg back.

Collector
Martin Forde Burrenmore
Gender
male
Informant
Mrs Michael
Gender
female
Age
50
Language
English