School: Eaglais

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

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Riddles

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0089, Page 042

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Around the house around the house and lies at the back door
(beesom)

As I went up London St, I met a London scholar I took out my pen, And drew his name. What was the name of the scholar.
(Andrew)
As round as an apple as plump as a ball It can climb the church, steeple and all.
(Sun)
A head like a thimble a tail like a rat. You can guess for ever and you cant guess that
(pipe)
Long legs short thighs small head and no eyes
(tongs)
2 brothers we are. Together we go. We are full in the day. We're empty at night
(2 shoes)
It opens like a barn door and closes like a trap
(umbrella)
Little thing little thing small than a mouse It has more windows that a big kings house
(thimble)
A house ful a room. You couldn't get a spoonful
(smoke)

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Collector
P. Malley
Gender
male
Informant
Mrs K. Corcoran
Gender
female
Age
60
Address
Burren, Co. Mayo
Language
English